Can't install Reaper on Ubuntu 24

** EDIT **
Didn’t get it to work, even with all the help I got. Uninstalled and removed all folders. Extracted tar and now it works. Things must have gotten mixed up.

I am migrating my music production to beeing all linux, witch is not easy. I am having trouble installing Reaper for some reason and I can’t figure out why!

I have recently wiped my hard drive and have a dual boot of Win 10 and Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. My computer is an ASUS Vivobook with Intel® Core™ i7-8550U × 8 and 16 gigs of ram with about 100 gigs free on the Ubuntu partition.

Would you please help me find the problem?

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ivnux@livnux-X411UA:~$ ls -l /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64/REAPER
total 11352
drwxrwxr-x 2 livnux livnux     4096 Jan 19  2022 Docs
-rw-rw-r-- 1 livnux livnux    12011 Jan 19  2022 EULA.txt
drwxrwxr-x 9 livnux livnux     4096 Jan 19  2022 InstallData
-rw-rw-r-- 1 livnux livnux     2801 Jan 19  2022 libSwell.colortheme
lrwxrwxrwx 1 livnux livnux       51 Jun  5 21:50 libSwell.so -> /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64/libSwell.so
drwxrwxr-x 4 livnux livnux     4096 Jan 19  2022 Plugins
-rwxrwxr-x 1 livnux livnux  1287536 Jan 19  2022 reamote-server
-rwxrwxr-x 1 livnux livnux 10133136 Jan 19  2022 reaper
-rwxrwxr-x 1 livnux livnux        0 Jun  5 21:13 reaper.ini
drwxrwxr-x 2 livnux livnux    12288 Jan 19  2022 Resources
drwxrwxr-x 4 livnux livnux     4096 Jun  5 21:09 WDL
-rw-rw-r-- 1 livnux livnux   153826 Jan 19  2022 whatsnew.txt

libSwell

Asked By: extraliv

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At first I thought you have a circular reference for your libSwell.so, but now I see that your link is pointing to this location:

libSwell.so -> /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64/libSwell.so

Double check if the file exists at /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64 – I am guessing it does not.

It should be like this (provided that the file is inside your WDL subdirectory, where it’s generated by default):

libSwell.so -> /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64/REAPER/WDL/WDL/swell/libSwell.so

To create this, first remove the current link:

rm /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64/REAPER/libSwell.so

Then create the link again. Double check where the libSwell file actually is – it should be under /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64/REAPER/WDL/WDL/swell/

ln -s /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64/REAPER/WDL/WDL/swell/libSwell.so /home/livnux/reaper/reaper_linux_x86_64/REAPER/libSwell.so

After that, start reaper again, and see if the error is resolved. If not, the link is probably broken.

Check the output:
reaper link

Additional info:
to be able to run reaper from any directory by just typig in "reaper", you should add this directory to your "PATH" variable:

export PATH=$PATH:~/reaper_linux_x86_64/REAPER

If you want to make this change permanent, add this line to your ~/.bashrc file.

Answered By: GChuf