jack-tools - various JACK tools: dl, record, scope, osc, plumbing, udp, play, transport

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name jack-tools
Package version 20131226
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 263 B
Download size 60.84 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
jack-tools is a collection of small tools for the JACK Audio Connection
JACK allows the connection of multiple applications to an audio device,
as well as allowing them to share audio between themselves.
jack-dl loads dsp algorithms from shared libraries.  Commands are sent
as OSC packets over a UDP connection.
jack-record is a light-weight JACK capture client to write an arbitrary
number of channels to disk.
jack-scope draws either a time domain signal trace or a self
correlation trace.  Multiple input channels are superimposed, each
channel is drawn in a different color.  jack-scope accepts OSC packets
for interactive control of drawing parameters.
jack-osc publishes the transport state of the local JACK server as OSC
packets over a UDP connection.  jack-osc allows any OSC enabled
application to act as a JACK transport client, receiving sample
accurate pulse stream timing data, and monitoring and initiating
transport state change.
jack-plumbing maintains a set of port connection rules and manages
these as clients register ports with JACK.  Port names are implicitly
bounded regular expressions and support sub-expression patterns.
jack-udp is a UDP audio transport mechanism for JACK.  jack-udp is
obsolete: use net driver instead.
jack-play is a light-weight JACK sound file player. It creates as many
output ports as there are channels in the input file.
jack-transport is a JACK session manager.  It reads configuration
information from a system wide and a user specific configuration file
and manages sessions involving the JACK daemon proper and optionally a
set of secondary jack daemons.


Package Version Architecture Repository
jack-tools_20131226-1_i386.deb 20131226 i386 Debian Main
jack-tools - - -


Name Value
jackd -
libc6 >= 2.14
libjack-0.116 -
libjack-jackd2-0 >= 1.9.5~dfsg-14
liblo7 >= 0.26~repack
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libsamplerate0 >= 0.1.7
libsndfile1 >= 1.0.20
libtinfo5 -
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -


Type URL
Binary Package jack-tools_20131226-1_amd64.deb
Source Package jack-tools

Install Howto

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




2014-10-15 - Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>
jack-tools (20131226-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
[ Arnout Engelen ]
* New upstream version
- renamed tools from 'jack.*' to 'jack-*'
- bugfixes
- better documentation
- no more autoconf
* Hardening flags
* Canonical VCS path
* Remove common object on 'clean'
[ Alessio Treglia ]
* Build-depend on libasound2-dev, freeglut3-dev.
* Bump Standards.
2012-01-10 - Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>
jack-tools (20101210-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ IOhannes m zmölnig ]
* Fix improper use of fprintf (Closes: #643413)
* Added myself as copyright-holder in debian/
* Updated homepage field
[ Adrian Knoth ]
* Mark patch for #643413 as forwarded
[ Alessio Treglia ]
* Fix FTBFS with ld --as-needed.
Thanks to Leo Iannacone <l3on@ubuntu.com> (Closes: #655216)
* Bump Standards.
2011-11-20 - gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
jack-tools (20101210-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "FTBFS: jack.dl.c:20:3: error: format not a string literal and
no format arguments [-Werror=format-security]": add patch
fix-format-security.patch from Mònica Ramírez Arceda.
(Closes: #643413)
2011-03-12 - Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk>
jack-tools (20101210-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New snapshot of upstream Darcs repository.
* Update copyright file: Rewrite using Subversion draft rev.173 of
* Add linkage of libdl and libm to LDFLAGS.
2011-01-03 - Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk>
jack-tools (20100210-1) experimental; urgency=low
[ Arnout Engelen ]
* Friendly takeover: Move packaging to Debian Multimedia Maintainers.
Closes: bug#469929.
* Rewrite packaging mostly from scratch (also due to structural
changes upstream).
* Switch to git for sources.
* Add build target get-orig-source to fetch latest version from Darcs.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Generate manpages more reliably using a2x (not directly with
Build-depend on libxml2-utils and docbook-xml.
* Rewrite packaging to use CDBS (not short-form dh).
* Avoid shipping header file.
* Fix install jack.dl.1 in correct path.
* Relax debhelper compat level to 6: No newer features required so
better to ease backportability.
* Relax build-dependency on debhelper to match compat level.
* Build-depend on libsamplerate-dev, liblo-dev and libncurses-dev:
Required by new upstream release.
* Rewrite long description to mention upstream project name, and note
that jack.udp is obsolete.
* Rewrite copyright file using Bazaar draft rev. 137 of DEP5.
* Add myself as uploader.
* Relax dependency on jackd to be unversioned.
2008-03-07 - Barry deFreese <bddebian@comcast.net>
jack-tools (0.0.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
+ Set maintainer to Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>.
* Acknowledge NMUs.
* Fix bashisms in debian/rules. (Closes: #459088).
+ Thanks to Luca Falavigna.
* Update homepage URL to point to the author's new site. (Closes: #384701).
* Fix typo in package description. (Closes: #363984).
+ Thanks to Simon Waters.
* Remove unversioned build-dep on automake. (Closes: #398505).
* Add Copyright holder to debian/copyright.
* Bump debhelper build-dep and compat to 5.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.7.3.
2006-09-29 - maximilian attems <maks@sternwelten.at>
jack-tools (0.0.2-4.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/install: Really install all advertised binaries. (closes: 357852)
Thanks Alban Peignier <alban.peignier@free.fr> for the patch.
* Fix changelog lintian warning + old copyright fsf address.
2006-03-04 - Robert Jordens <jordens@debian.org>
jack-tools (0.0.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* acknowledge 0.0.2-3.1 NMU; thanks Steinar; closes: Bug#346697
* fix pidof path; closes: Bug#307245 (jack-tools: jack.ctl has 
incorrect path for /bin/pidof)

See Also

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jackd1-firewire_0.124.1+20140122git5013bed0-3_amd64.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (FFADO backend)
jackd1_0.124.1+20140122git5013bed0-3_amd64.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (server and example clients)
jackd2-firewire_1.9.10+20140719git3eb0ae6a~dfsg-2_amd64.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (FFADO and FreeBoB backends)
jackd2_1.9.10+20140719git3eb0ae6a~dfsg-2_amd64.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (server and example clients)
jackd_5_all.deb JACK Audio Connection Kit (default server package)
jackeq_0.5.9-2_amd64.deb routes and manipulates audio from/to multiple sources
jackmeter_0.4-1_amd64.deb a basic command line meter for the JACK audio system
jacksum_1.7.0-2_all.deb computes checksums, CRCs and message digests
jacktrip_1.0.5.patch2-2_amd64.deb high-quality system for audio network performances
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jailtool_1.1-5_all.deb tool to build chroot-jails for daemons