Software – LinReaper


LinReaper is an installer for Reaper for Linux.

It installs Reaper in a user selectable folder along with a self-contained instance of Wine (linked to the system version, though non-interfering) and sets up clever scripting to make Reaper understand UNIX paths, commandline options, standard configuration directories and associates .rpp, .rpp-bak and .reapeak files with Reaper, making Reaper appear almost as a standard UNIX program.

The latest version and discussion about LinReaper and Reaper on Linux can be found at the Cockos forum.

I’ll give a description of how the scripting works, both for anyone interested, and also to help me remember it all


LinReaper will create the following directories:

InstallDir – containing:

  • .wine (the actual $WINEPREFIX, containing what would normally be in $HOME/.wine
  • .winelib (our local version of /usr/lib/wine, making sure WineAsio doesn’t interfere with the system)
  • .configuration_dir (a file containing only one line, the name of the dir in $HOME/.config (the same name as the base name of the install dir of Reaper, usually just “reaper”) – this file is also used as the indicator of whether Reaper is configured or not)
  • reaper (a link to .wine/[NAME OF PROGRAM FILES IN YOUR LANGUAGE]/Reaper)
  • ColorThemes (a link to reaper/ColorThemes)
  • Data (a link to reaper/Data)
  • Effects (a link to reaper/Effects)
  • Plugins (a link to reaper/Plugins)


The launcher wrapper script for Reaper will automatically create this directory for the user running the launcher and link “InstallDir/.wine/[WINDOWS PROFILE DIR]/$USER/[APPLICATION DATA]/REAPER” to it. This ensures that all users will have their own settings, in the standard UNIX path.

On first run, it will also link the Wine Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures and My Videos dirs to their Linux counterparts, checking for similar named dirs in $HOME and falling back to either XDG USER DIR settings if set, and simply $HOME as a last resort.

The wrapper script will also copy a basic Reaper.ini file to the directory containing sane defaults for Linux (Audio setup, GUI fixes and VST dirs) on first run.

The VST dirs are set to /usr/lib/vstwin32 and $HOME/.config/[REAPER INSTALL DIR NAME]/vst as standard.

So, what does it look like?

Here a some screenshots of the included LinReaper Options tool:

The installer itself should be self-explanatory.


78 Responses to “Software – LinReaper”

  1. 1 toedaddy

    thanks you rock

  2. 2 MoCrippa

    Hi there,

    Any chance you know why EZ Drummer doesn’t find any sound library on Linreaper installation? I’ve tried to search the net but haven’t found any answers. I also tried symlinks from the installation folder on C: via wine directory, no luck.

    Thanks in advance


    • 3 Dannie

      I’ve never used EZ Drummer, but something that might help is looking through your Windows installation’s registry and see if it has placed any values there, export them and import the, into the LinReaper Wine installation (using regedit).
      Also look out for folder others than the actual installation folder – I’ve seen plugins place stuff in the root of C:\ and different places in the user folders (C:\User\[USERNAME]\ (Vista), C:\Documents and Settings\ and C:\Windows\Profiles\[USERNAME]) – copy or symlink whatever you find to their matching Wine locations.

      Hope this helps, and good luck 🙂

      – Dannie

  3. 4 tobler

    Hi Cyb, your software really rocks! But unfortunately I need to uninstall reaper and everything related because of a little mess in my setup. How can I do that via LinReaper? Thank you so much (and forgive my english 🙂 )

    • 5 Dannie

      Thanks! There’s no real uninstaller, but just delete the install directory (usually ~/.local/reaper) and the desktop files in ~/.local/share/applications/ (that would be Reaper.desktop and LinReaperCfg.desktop). There are also some icons places in ~/.icons, but you can safely ignore them.

  4. Hi.
    Thanks so much for LinReaper. Trying to upgrade from Reaper v2.35 > v3.06 (I think) its been awhile since last update. Checked LinReaper options panel for updater, & tried the Reaper “check for updates” but no luck. Then tried running Linreaper script (Linreaper082(2).run) with no luck – Index error : list index out of range – message comes up.
    OS is latest update of Hardy Heron.
    Any tips ??

    • 7 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Yeah, Cockos changed the download location so LinReaper is not allowed to lookup the files anymore. I issued a fixed version that still can’t find the download location, but will let you install Reaper from its installation file. You can get the new version from here.

  5. PS ; can’t find the /home/user/wine/Reaper folder on installer file browser. It doesn’t seem to show hidden folders.

    • 9 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      LinReaper installs Reaper into /home/$USER/.local/reaper and puts a few files in /home/$USER/.local/ as well for menu icons and file associations. You can get Nautilus to show these hidden files and folders by pressing Ctrl+H.

  6. 10 King Throttle

    Now that there is a 64bit version of reaper for windows will linreaper be able to install 64 bit reaper on a 64 bit Linux system?

    • 11 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      At the moment no, and I can’t get it to run successfully on my computer, but since there aren’t that many 64bit VSTs yet, you aren’t missing out on all that much.

  7. hi, sorry for my english…

    I try to download LinReaper, but I can’t open stashbox, ERROR 403…

    can you put file in another server?

    for now thanks!!

    • 13 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Absolutely! You can find it here as well now:

      • thanks!!!

        which Linux distro you use? I already tried several distros, plus I am currently using LUbuntu 9.10, with several packages of some extra audio archives, including the repository, I liked all the options that you added in Nautilus …
        I would like to have someone to talk about audio on Linux, the majority of people here are afraid of using Linux … ehheehhe
        thank you for your attention, I look forward to. if you can add me on messenger,

  8. Hi there.
    Thank you for a great post. It was very helpfull.
    Anyone reading this post should bookmark this guys contents.

    I have a new PC and needed some installation help so i went over to but they did not provide me with the in depth
    info this guy did. he kicks all the bigger sites’ butts.

    Thanks Again

    • 16 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      I’m glad you found the info helpful.
      If there are any other programs you have trouble installing in Linux, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do to help.

  9. 17 OMG

    DUDE, thank you so much!! now i really want to stick with linux.
    I just downloaded this which is probably inspired by your script, dragged it to the terminal and selected the installer. Thanks again! it works perfect.

    • 18 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      I’m happy to hear LinReaper worked for you and that you found the software, even though I stupidly forgot to link to it 😛
      Actually, isn’t just inspired by my script, it is my script 😉

  10. 19 Gustava

    Hi there,

    first, many thanks for setting this up – saves a lot of work.

    I’m running Xubuntu with a real-time kernel on a Pentium M laptop, and have installed linreaper. I have it basically working, and am able to record tracks, run VST(i)s, etc. but it’s not perfect…

    Performance is really poor, and it’s a bit unstable. VSTs and VSTis in particular are glacial and often max-out Reaper’s (internal) CPU use, even tho when looking in top I can see that Reaper is only using about 20% of my system CPU and most of the rest is idle. Is there a way I can alter this? I tried adding nice & chrt into inside the Wine command ie
    eval “wine nice -n -9 chrt -f 80 ‘$ProgramFiles\REAPER\Reaper.exe’ $args”
    but although this ran reaper with a higher priority, it seemed to “out-prioritise” jack, which kept stopping. I couldn’t tell if it had helped performance of REaper or not, since jack would constantly stop and reaper would then freeze.

    jack keeps stopping, even though I’ve removed that line, and Reaper really struggles for CPU. I don’t know why this is – jack seems stable without reaper running, and Reaper just doesn’t seem to get CPU time allocated to it.

    I’m running the vanilla UbuntuStudio 9.10 realtime kernel
    #uname -a
    Linux musicstudio 2.6.31-9-rt #152-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT RT Thu Oct 15 05:01:14 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

    Are you able to give me any suggestions?

    Many thanks!

    • 20 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      That certainly sounds odd. I don’t have any idea what happens – are you running the latest beta of Wine? That might help.
      Other than that I can only recommend you look into any Jack programs or problems with the connection between Jack and Reaper.
      Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  11. Great work. I used to use reaper on my friends computers quite a bit and I was wondering if it would work with linux. Thanks to you it has been a painless mission and I hope Cockos takes your wonderful scripting and hard work seriously. This should be in the package as standard. Push it real good.
    I’ll be in the forums if I find any bugs. I’m on Ubuntu 10.10 for now.

    Have fun. x

  12. 22 Brian McKinlay

    Hi Christian,

    I’m an old guy, so please bear with me here:

    Like the fellow in the threads above, I’m running a PC with x64 hardware (AMD 2.8 quad, 8Gb ram, and Win-7 x64). It’s 22 months “old”, but 3 weeks ago I upgraded to a Gigabyte motherboard (better for music). For some reason, Seib’s VST host still sounds cleaner (no crackles) than VSTi’s in Reaper. Strange. Sieb’s host doesn’t write to Windows registry – that might be it. I have my PC audio optimized & have all the cool-quiet & core parking stuff shut off. I use big cooler & fans & run it full power (35 degrees – cool still)..

    I have my own licensed copy of Reaper. I just downloaded 3.76 last night for updates.

    I got a hold of Ubuntu 11.04 yesterday. I put it on a USB pen-drive just to check it out, and it looks very good. I will probably go ahead tomorrow & put it on a hard-drive partition. I might follow the instructions at Youtube for putting audio speed priority (2 lines) into the /etc file in the Linux Kernel – but no idea if this is necessary with 11.04.

    Next week, I’m hiring a University computer science student to come over & compile Konstantine’s script for M-Audio Profire 610 so I can run it in Ubuntu. He said it should be no problem.

    If that works, I’m going to try and use Ubuntu for audio & music. (If Reaper 3.76 won’t work through Wine with my x64 hardware & your LinReaper, I’ll just have to try & get my mind around Ardour & send the guy a donation. -Don’t want to learn yet another DAW though. I’m really tired of all of this & may just use Audacity and/or get an old Tascam reel-to-reel…. 🙂

    But, overall, I still like Reaper and want to use it in Linux. If I want to use it for the time-being on my machine in an x32 setup, what should I do? Do I get Wine x32? I know about the 3.5 Gb ram limits (o.k. for now). Can your LinReaper function on my hardware?

    Thanks, -Brian (Toronto, Canada. -I like Faxe beer here – it’s a real find).

    • 23 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Reaper and LinReaper will definitely work on your x64 machine – in fact, I’m on a very similar machine myself. One thing that you may have issues with though, is that the Jack (the audio connection layer in Linux) and getting that to work with Reaper.

      What I’m doing is using the 32 bit version of Reaper (as LinReaper installs) on a standard installation of Ubuntu 11.04 (no Jack) and that works pretty well. I do have some latency issues, but since I don’t record much, it works for me.

      You may be able to do the same, depending on the drivers for your M-Audio Profire, but you’ll get the best results for recording by using Jack, so you might want to check if the University student can help you with that, otherwise the Reaper forums is a perfect place to ask for help.

      Good luck with it and welcome to the world of Linux 🙂

      – Christian

  13. 24 Tobbe


    Will the latest work with the upcoming 4th version of Reaper and Ubuntu 11.04 (64Bit)?

    Thanks in advance

    • 25 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      It should. Unless Cockos changes the installer a lot I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t.
      LinReaper already works just fine in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit – though Jack could prove a bit troublesome (haven’t checked in a while).

    • 26 Tobbe

      I also have problem with Jack & ASIO. I get it to work in previous version of Ubuntu but now it’s impossible. When I choose ASIO in Reaper it freeze and I need to shut i down. I don’t know what I’m missing but it got to be something.

      On the other hand I have a lousy SBLive! 1024 Soundcard


      • 27 Christian Dannie Storgaard

        I have the same problem. I’ve tried with all the available versions of Jack there are for Ubuntu (apart from PPAs), but I can’t get further than getting muddled sound.
        I hear it’s “easier” to set up if you compile Jack yourself, but honestly I gave up after 6 hours.

        Theoretically, it should work if Jackd, libjack and libjack-dev are all the same version, and if you compile the newest wineasio with “-lpthread -lgcc_s” added to the LIBRARIES line of wineasio’s Makefile – that’s what got it compiling for me at least.
        If you get it to work, please write back, even though its not likely to help LinReaper much since I can’t really bundle all of Jack, with all the system conflicts that might results in – but you never know.

      • 28 Tobbe

        I think I’m not the right guy for compiling. I don’t know anything about it I’m afraid. I’m running the default sound config in Reaper and it works for now. I saw last night at Reaper forum that someone had made a Remix-OS Live CD and I’m gonna try that tonight. Might be something really great.


  14. 29 Tobbe

    Hi again,

    Now for some reason not any of VST plugins is showing up. I installed them via LinOptions and when I start Reaper it updates and I see the new VST plugins flashing by, but they aren’t in the FX window. I must do something wrong. I even tried to do a symbolik link between the installation path to \home\tobbe\VST, doesn’t seems to work either.

    Any ideas?


    • 30 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Hmm… I think I saw that bug in an old version of Wine. Is the FX list completely empty or are you just missing the new ones?
      If it’s completely empty, try updating Wine to the newest beta.
      If it’s just the new ones, try going to Reaper’s preferences and click “remove cache and reload VSTs” (or something similarly named).

      • 31 Tobbe

        I see all Cockos plugins but not the new VST plugins I installed. I try the “remove cache…” thing tonight. I believe I hit the “Auto Detect” button and it puts in the path from Wine I think, but that’s it, no plugins shows up.

        Thanks for the tips

  15. 32 Tobbe


    Anyone noticed in Ubuntu 11.04 that when you editing files in Reaper it’s much slower (on my computer it is anyway). I do some drum editing (slip editing) with the gofer script. In previous version of Ubuntu it worked flawless, no laggning at all. Now it’s almost impossible to do it. I wonder if it has to do with the graphic drivers from Nvidia, maybe I should install a previous version.

    Anyway and anyhow, anyone have the same issue?

    PS: I installed Reaper without and now the VST plugins I install shows up as they should. Wonder why they didn’t when I use LinreaperOpions?


    • 33 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      That’s probably an issue with Compiz. If you’re using Unity, then Ubuntu changed Compiz quite a bit for this release and you may need to install CCSM and fiddle with the OpenGL and Composite settings to get the best performance. Try changing “undirecting windows” and “texture compression” – others may have an impact as well.

      The problem with the VSTs actually may stem from a bug in LinReaper – I’ve notived that sometimes on upgrades, the VST folder changes from $HOME/.config/reaper/vst to $HOME/.local/reaper/Documents/.config/reaper/vst – try adding that last path manually in Reaper.

      When I have time, I’m going to reprogram LinReaper to use the backend of my Vineyard project (which was also planned to support “wrapping” of Windows programs, like with LinReaper) – that will solve many of these kinds of bugs, but currently I don’t quite have the time, unfortunately.

  16. 35 Aaron

    Hello CDS,

    I would like to know just because im curious..whats the difference between linreaper and the original reaper build on wine?can u explain in plain detain(im not so good in linux)because i use the recent reaper but has problem with wineasio..error initializing driver if im not mistaken..done the regsvr32 thing but still the same maybe if your version better than ill will install it…

    • 36 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Hello Aaron,

      LinReaper is an installer for and wrapper around Reaper that sets up things like wineasio, mime-types, gives Reaper UNIX command line options and provides a utility program for using Reaper’s advanced functions without resorting to the command line plus provides easy access to installing JS and VST effects.
      Basically it’s very much like Google’s “port” of Picassa to Linux.
      Try it out – it won’t mess with your current install, not even with your current Wine setup 😉


  17. Christian, this is awesome. Thanks so much for putting Linreaper together.

    • 39 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Thank you and you’re welcome! Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂
      Is your soundtrack for PRESENCE available somewhere? I’m always up for a good sci-fi soundtrack.

  18. 41 Hans Kristian


    I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 (as my first-time Linux distro), and tried LinReaper a few days ago. I struggeled a bit with understanding how to configure qJack and wine, but when I got a hang of it, it all worked like a charm! Fantastic! Thank you so much! 🙂

    -Hans Kristian

    • 42 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Hi Hans Kristian! Great to hear LinReaper helped you out!
      Thanks for taking the time to post here, and have a nice time in the world of Linux 🙂

  19. hi!

    i have reaper 3.x installed on my ubuntu machine for quite some time now, thanks to linreaper. i’d love to upgrade it to the 4.x version but i don’t know how to. is there a “manual” anywhere on the net, i couldn’t find anything with google?

    thank you so much,


    • 44 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      There’s no manual I’m afraid. But you can install the newest version of Reaper by downloading it from and installing it like you would a VST from LinReaper Options – just remember to install it to the same directory as the previous install (probably C:\Program Files\REAPER) so LinReaper can still find it.
      I’m glad you find LinReaper useful; if you need more programs from Windows, I also recommend trying my other program, “Vineyard” (


  20. hey, thanks for the tip! it worked like a charm. do you think i should delete the old instance of reaper before installing the new one? i haven’t and it worked anyway.

    thanks again!

    • 46 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      No need to delete the old one first 🙂
      Glad to hear it’s working.

  21. 47 James

    Is there a way to uninstall LinReaper in order to re-do the install? Also, I am having a problem with the wineasio.dll – it can’t seem to find the file.

    • 48 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Yes. Remove ~/.local/reaper, ~/.config/reaper and ~/.local/share/applications/LinReaper*.desktop .
      The wineasio.dll is located in ~/.local/reaper/.winelib and should be picked up by Wine when run through the LinReaper Reaper launcher (~/.local/bin/reaper).

      • 49 James

        Thanks very much for the help. I got that working, but when I fired up Reaper, Wine told me that it needed to close immediately. The other thing I’m wondering about is that I installed from an .exe of version 4.22, yet when it came up, it looked like a much earlier version of the program.

      • 50 Christian Dannie Storgaard

        Hmm. Are you sure you are launching the version of Reaper that LinReaper installed, not another installed through Wine?
        Also, which distribution are you using?

      • 51 James

        I’m working in regular old Ubuntu 12.04, and I tried launching it from the .exe within the ~/.local folder, as well as from the menu.

      • 52 Christian Dannie Storgaard

        Running the .exe from within ~/.local/reaper won’t work properly and can potentially mess with your normal Wine prefix.
        Do you have Reaper installed in some other location (i.e. installed through Wine previously)? If so, maybe that’s actually what was launched when you ran it from menu.

        What happens if you run ~/.local/reaper/ directly (preferably from a terminal) ?

      • 53 James

        Entered this: bash ~/.local/reaper/
        Got this:

        p11-kit: couldn’t load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/ /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
        wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0xffffffff at address 0xf752e355 (thread 0024), starting debugger…
        p11-kit: couldn’t load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/ /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      • 54 James

        Here’s a screencap of the problem (I rearranged the windows slightly so everything could be seen pretty clearly).

      • 55 Christian Dannie Storgaard

        Which version of Wine are you running? Try running it with version 1.4 (the latest).

      • 56 James

        Looking at the error report I get when I try to run Reaper, it gives 1.5.5 as the version of Wine/

      • 57 Christian Dannie Storgaard

        If you aren’t already, could you try using the version at ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa ? Either 1.4 or 1.5.

      • Alright, so after a Wine update and a fresh install of LinReaper, I’ve got it up and running, although most of the keyboard shortcuts do not work. My new problem is that now Reaper’s not detecting the WineAsio drivers – when I go to the audio preferences, it tells me that no Asio drivers are detected. JACK’s running fine, so I’m pretty sure that’s not the issue.

      • 59 Christian Dannie Storgaard

        I’m afraid I can’t give you an answer to how the WineAsio working in later versions of Wine. It stopped working for me a long time ago and since I’ve found that I get better latency with the new WASAPI driver that’s included in Wine. It should be possible to get WineAsio running however, and I think there should be someone on the Reaper forum that can help with it. Let me know if you get it working 😉

  22. Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no back
    up. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

    • 61 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Use a good password and keep WordPress up to date is really my only advice.

  23. I don’t know if anyone cares to know, but I saw in one of the other comments that EZ Drummer wasn’t working… But it seems to work fine for me, and I have tested it on both Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13, and I use the MetalHeads EZX. Also, Elevayta’s ‘Extra Boy’ Karaoke plugin works, as does Guitar Rig 4 (and 5), and Steinberg’s VB-1, AcmeBarGig’s CabEnhancer 1.04, MDA Overdrive (and as far as I know, the rest of the MDA suite), and a random freeware JCM900 emulator I found. However, DSK Overture makes REAPER crash in WINE… Just thought I would fill everyone in 😀

  24. 63 Criss

    Hey Christian,
    Kudos to you brother. I have a licensed copy of reaper on my macbook pro. The keyboard malfunctioned. It now thinks the option key is continually pressed.This makes even simply typing useless. No big deal…except I live off grid in central Brasil. Good news…I have my everyday machine running Ubuntu 1204 and folks like you. I tried normal wine….not so good… 7 on VM……not so good…..Linreaper ….really usable…..I couldn’t get wineasio working but WASPI doest OK and allows me to continue mixing while I wait 4 to 6 weeks for an external Bluetooth keyboard for the mbp. I was able to set up my license,Vst,vsti and sws extensions. I loaded the manuals into the help menu. They show up in the menu but don’t open….if this is all that won’t work. I am golden…..thanks again for all your time developing ,sharing and all your responses to everyone so that folks like me can carry on


    • 64 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Hi Criss,
      I’m very glad to hear that I helped you continue your mixing without too much trouble! Stories like yours make working on free tools that much more rewarding, so thank you for sharing.
      About the help menu, I’ve never used it myself, but I imagine they are supposed to load a PDF viewer? If so, I think they can be made to work without too much trouble.
      I’ve pretty much given up on WineASIO myself and use WASAPI as well, so don’t worry about that 😉 WASAPI has a bit more latency, but it’s not bad and with the right interface and making sure no latency hungry apps are running in the background, you can get quite decent times on it.
      Again, glad to have been of help to you and good luck on the mixes!
      Cheers, Christian

      • 65 Criss

        Hey Christian,
        I have installed all my favorite vsts and most work fine some have some GUI issues ( things dissapearing and the reapearing ) doesnt seem to affect the audio though. One vst Sknote Strip buss crashes linreaper when I try to modify the eq mode in the channel strip. Any thoughts. Still cant thank you enough for your work.

  25. 66 john

    Thx man , it`s good. But i`ve got also problems to connect my zoom g3x to it because of zoom drivers.

    • 67 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      I don’t know much about that interface, and couldn’t find much online either, but maybe someone on the Google+ community page can help?
      Someone apparently got it working based on the comment on this post.

  26. 68 Dharma


    Do you have any alternate link for Linreaper for me to check it out?.

    The link at is giving me an error ” Sorry. The administrator has banned your IP address. To contact the administrator click here ” …. 🙂 .. ha ha…

    I have been trying to get to the page for the past week but no luck… 😦

    Thanks mate.


    • 69 Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Yes! LinReaper is available as an installer here and its source code is available at GitHub if that’s of interrest.

      I’ve had the same issue with the Reaper forums; they are notoriously hard on VPNs, unfortunately.

  27. 70 Hamburgler

    Wish i could get it working. Mine fails after selecting a local installer and clicking “forward”.
    (v.87 on arch linux32)

    Verifying archive integrity… All good.
    Uncompressing LinReaper Reaper Installer For Linux……………………………………………………………
    Using local Reaper installer
    /bin/sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `(‘
    /bin/sh: -c: line 0: `/tmp/selfgz114

    Thats too cryptic for my debugging skills. Hope you can help.

    Incidentally I already removed python3 from my system to get this far. (Perhaps update your code to force python2 or fail gracefully)

    • 71 Hamburgler

      Ok. maybe my debugging skills aren’t so bad. This error is caused by quirky characters in the install file path. I don’t know which ones exactly but moving the install file to a sanely named directory got me over this hurdle.

  28. 72 Tom

    Hi Cybolic,

    First of all, thanks a lot for your tremendous work ! So glad to see those softwares trying to wander on the free lands of Linux !

    However I’d like to report flaws on Fedora 20, hoping that might help. I installed p7zip, pygtk2 (+devel) and wine. Everything started fine, until I got this (sorry, some parts are oddly in french and I could not get the end of the error message thanks to the prompt…) :

    ln: impossible de créer le lien symbolique « /root/.local/reaper/ColorThemes »: Le fichier Installing menu shortcuts and file associations.
    Installing WineAsio to the Reaper installation dir.
    Asking permission to install WineAsio system-wide instead.
    /tmp/selfgz168744540/scripts/ ligne34: gksu : commande introuvable
    err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L”wineasio.dll”: Ne

    As you can see, the local installation of WinASIO failed and when I reluctantly agreed with the system wide installation, it aborted. I tried to install gksu (gksu-polkit on Fedora) but as I expected, I got the same error (I guess it should be launched with gksu-polkit command on Fedora). Finally I ended up with both icons, Reaper and your properties, but of course I could only access the last, Reaper leading me nowhere at all.

    Thank you for reading and all the best for you and your projects.

  29. Hi–

    I’m trying to build on Arch. I was originally getting the Python 2 error and found your updated script. Now it’s telling me this:

    [j@jarch Downloads]$ ./

    ( Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”,

    ( libglade-WARNING **: could not find glade file ‘’
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “./”, line 291, in
    main = Main()
    File “./”, line 24, in __init__
    self.widgets = CreateWidgets(self)
    File “./”, line 273, in __init__
    self.widgets =, None, name)
    RuntimeError: could not create GladeXML object
    [j@jarch Downloads]$

    I get the murrine error all the time. Know that’s not it. Searched for a simple way to resolve the libglade thing but I’m just not finding it.


  30. 74 Fabien GUILLOU

    Hi Cybolic,

    Thank for your work.

    I ‘have just a little problem: when i try to record with reaper and i push the “save all” button, reaper tell me that there is an “error opening the recorded media”.

    How can i solve it?

    • Hi Fabien,

      Honestly, I’ve never come across this error, so I can only guess as to why it’s happening.
      Have you checked the permissions for the folder you save audio to and made sure you can actually write to them?
      Apart from checking that and of course double checking Reaper’s settings, I can’t come up with any other fixes at this time.

      Good luck with it and feel free to ask again!

  31. 76 James Morton

    I’ve got a problem running your script on an Dell Inspiron 7537 running Ubuntu 14.10. For some reason it seems to want to install into /reaper rather than home/.reaper, and the process fails.

    Example output from the terminal is:

    2015-01-24 22:Install directory “/home/james/.local/reaper” already exists.
    Creating Wine directory
    Waiting for registry files to be created… Done.
    7zip installed, bypassing installer
    Installing Reaper into it

    7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18
    p7zip Version 9.20 (locale=en_GB.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,4 CPUs)

    Processing archive: /tmp/linreaper-reaper-install.exe

    Error: Can not create output directory /REAPER/

    System error:
    Permission denied
    Extracting from exe failed, running installer instead
    Running the installer

    Are you able to tell me what is going on and how I might fix it?
    Very many thanks.


  32. 77

    Hi, first of all thanks for the hard work!

    I got a little problem here: I installed linreaper but reaper does not start, neither by clicking the icon in the start menu nor bei starting in the terminal. Ich checked the path in the it is correct. Do you have any suggestions?

    best, andre

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