siggen - Waveform generation tools

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename siggen_2.3.10-8_amd64.deb
Package name siggen
Package version 2.3.10
Package release 8
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category role::program sound uitoolkit::ncurses
License -
Maintainer Thorsten Alteholz <>
Download size 106.15 KB
Installed size 389.00 KB
a set of tools for imitating a laboratory Signal Generator,
generating audio signals out of Linux's /dev/dsp audio device.  There
is support for mono and/or stereo and 8 or 16 bit samples.  The tools
* soundinfo: display some of the programming capabilities of the
sound system support for the mixer device /dev/mixer and the DSP
device.  Also shows some of the ioctl calls in action.
* signalgen: a command line signal generator where details are specified
from the command line for generating sine, cos, square, triangle,
sawtooth, pulse, noise waves.  Frequency, sample rate, relative
amplitude etc. can be specified through command line options.  The
signal is played continuously until the program is stopped.  There
are options to save the basic raw digital samples raw to file or to a
WAVE format file.
* swgen: a command line sweep generator.  Both the sweeping and
swept waveforms can be specified, along with the sweeping frequency
and the swept frequency range.  Otherwise similar to sgen above.
* siggen: an Ncurses screen based Signal Generator for two separate
channels.  On stereo audio cards the two channels are played on
separate outputs.  On mono cards the two channels are digitally mixed
onto the one output.  Type of waveform, frequency, amplitude, sample
rate etc are specified/changed via a screen menu.  It plays
continuously.  Changes to parameters take effect nearly immediately.
* sweepgen: an Ncurses screen based Sweep generator (see swgen and
siggen above).
* tones: a command line program to generate several successive tones
of varying frequency, and optional differing waveforms, durations and
intensities.  The sequence of tones can be either played once, or
repetitively or the samples can be written to a file in raw or WAV
format.  This could make the basis of an auto-dialer for tone phones.
* smix: a simple command line program for getting and setting the
mixer settings.
* fsynth: an Ncurses based fourier synthesis realtime generator.


Package Version Architecture Repository
siggen_2.3.10-8_i386.deb 2.3.10 i386 Debian Main
siggen - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libncurses6 >= 6
libtinfo6 >= 6
oss-compat -


Type URL
Binary Package siggen_2.3.10-8_amd64.deb
Source Package siggen

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install siggen deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install siggen




2019-01-05 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
siggen (2.3.10-8) sid; urgency=medium
* debian/control: bump standard to 4.3.0 (no changes)
* debian/control: switch to dh11
* debian/control: add salsa VCS URLs
2017-09-08 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
siggen (2.3.10-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* disable -load in siggen.c and sweepgen.c (Closes: #716365)
* debian/control: bump standard to 4.1.0 (no changes)
* debian/control: switch to dh10
2015-09-23 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
siggen (2.3.10-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/rules: standard moved to 3.9.6 (no changes)
* remove bashism from script (Closes: #772364)
2012-03-13 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
siggen (2.3.10-5) unstable; urgency=low
* new maintainer (closes: #628941)
* debian/rules: remove explicit patch targets
* debian/rules: replace dh_clean -k by dh_prep
* debian/rules: build-arch and build-indep introduced
* debian/rules: standard moved to 3.9.3 (no changes)
* debian/watch: added, but not working with upstreams website
* debian/control: dependency on quilt removed
* debian/control: no public vcs available
* debian/control: moved to dh 9
* debian/patches: add header
* debian/source/format: 3.0 (quilt) introduced
2011-11-29 - Christoph Egger <>
siggen (2.3.10-4) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload
* Fix identifier name conflict on freebsd
2011-11-29 - gregor herrmann <>
siggen (2.3.10-3) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Fix "please make siggen depends on oss-compat": add oss-compat to Depends;
thanks to Michael Tsang and Daniel T Chen.
(Closes: #628590)
* Fix "FTBFS on !linux-any": add patch non-linux-diff from Samuel Thibault.
(Closes: #636809)
* Fix "typo in package description"; thanks to Davide Prina.
(Closes: #628985)
* Add {misc:Depends} to Depends:.
* Set Maintainer to Debian QA Group <> (cf. #628941).
2009-04-04 - Jens Peter Secher <>
siggen (2.3.10-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix segmentation fault on amd64, thanks to Jim Paris.
(Closes: #522461)
* Use quilt instead of dpatch for patches, and describe how to use
quilt in Debian.source (thanks to Russ Allbery).
* Added a Vcs-Hg control filed to indicate the location of the public
* Bumped the Standards-Version to 3.8.1.
2008-05-12 - Jens Peter Secher <>
siggen (2.3.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
(Closes: #470767)
* Removed patches which are now included upstream.
2008-04-26 - Jens Peter Secher <>
siggen (2.3.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Rename sgen to signalgen since Mono already has an executable called
(Closes: #475963)
2008-03-08 - Jens Peter Secher <>
siggen (2.3.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial package.
(Closes: #469993)

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