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Please see the Release Notes for information on the latest version.

[Source] [Debian] [FreeBSD] [Gentoo] [Mandrake] [NetBSD] [RedHat]



Latest released source tarball:


  • All released source tarballs are available here.

Library dependencies

The following libraries are required to build and run Sweep. Some or all of these libraries may be available as packages from your distribution vendor; note that you must install both the regular and "development" versions of these packages in order to build programs which use the libraries. Otherwise, simply build and install the libraries from source.


You will also need the pkg-config tool to build against libsndfile and libsamplerate.


  • Ogg Vorbis (high quality perceptual audio format)
  • libmad (MPEG audio loading)
  • libsndfile. Generally the most recently released libsndfile will work with the most recent Sweep tarball:
    • Sweep 0.2.x: libsndfile version 0.27.0 or 0.28.0
    • Sweep 0.4.x: libsndfile version 1.0.0rc1 - 1.0.0rc4
    • Sweep 0.5.0: libsndfile version 1.0.0rc5
    • Sweep 0.5.1 and greater: libsndfile version 1.0.x

    The dependency on libtdb was introduced in Sweep 0.5.1.

    The optional dependency on Ogg Vorbis was introduced in Sweep 0.5.7.

    The optional dependency on libmad was introduced in Sweep 0.5.8.

    The optional dependency on Speex was introduced in Sweep 0.5.9.

    Prior to Sweep 0.9.0, there was a dependency on GTK-1.2. This was changed into a dependency on GTK-2.0 in Sweep 0.9.0.

Debian GNU/Linux


sweep and sweep-dev packages

The Debian package maintainer for sweep is Anand Kumria.

Unstable and Testing: Recent versions of Sweep are available in Debian unstable and testing. sweep-dev contains files required for developing new Sweep native plugins.

Stable: Sweep is included in Debian woody, however the version is quite old (0.1.1 -- due to Sweep's release schedule, not Debian's!). Anand has made Debian 3.0 (woody) versions of sweep, all dependant libraries, and the swh-plugins and cmt LADSPA plugin packages available. The /etc/apt/sources.list line is:

  • deb ./


Be sure to also install the LADSPA plugin packages swh-plugins and cmt. Additionally, ladspa-sdk includes files required for building new LADSPA plugins.

FreeBSD packages


Sweep is in FreeBSD's ports collection. Be sure to also install the cmt and swhplugins LADSPA plugin packages.

Gentoo Linux

  Sweep is available in the media-sound category, as described at:


emerge media-sound/sweep

This will also install all required dependencies.


emerge media-libs/ladspa-cmt media-plugins/swh-plugins

The ladspa-sdk dependency is automatically handled here also.

Mandrake Linux

Mandrake 9.0

James Gregory has made Mandrake 9.0 RPMs, available in the Sweep download area on SourceForge.

Mandrake 8.2

Richard Neal provided information about building Sweep on Mandrake 8.2 here.

Source RPMs

For information on rebuilding from SRPMs, see the RedHat Linux section below.

NetBSD packages


Sweep is located in audio/sweep, as described here.

RedHat Linux: RPMs and SRPMs


Planet CCRMA

Planet CCRMA is an apt-enabled repository of audio and video applications for Linux. It includes Sweep RPMs for RedHat 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0:

RedHat 8.0

Wim Pranata and Thomas Vander Stichele have each provided RPMs:

RedHat 7.3

Wim Pranata has provided RPMs:

Thanks to for hosting the files :-)

Regarding rebuilding these for other distributions, Wim writes: "I use RPM macros (for file locations, RPM_OPT_FLAGS, etc) so I think you should be able to compile and install all of them without any problem."

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