Kunquat – a fresh take on old school trackers


To use Kunquat, you need to get your hands on a relatively new (we use 18.04) Ubuntu system. You can then download and install Kunquat with the following command line magic.

sudo -k apt-get install build-essential check libpulse-dev libsamplerate0-dev libsndfile1-dev libwavpack-dev libzip-dev python3 python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5.qtsvg python3-xlib
cd /tmp
wget http://kunquat.com/releases/kunquat-0.9.4.tar.gz
wget http://kunquat.com/releases/kunquat-0.9.4.tar.gz.md5
md5sum -c kunquat-0.9.4.tar.gz.md5
tar xzf kunquat-0.9.4.tar.gz
cd kunquat-0.9.4
./make.py --prefix=~/kunquat install


At this point you should have Kunquat installed. You can start the Kunquat tracker as follows.

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/kunquat/lib
export PYTHONPATH=`python3 -c "import os, sys; print(os.path.expanduser('~/kunquat/lib/python{0}.{1}/site-packages'.format(*sys.version_info)))"`