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How To Install Audacious on Debian 11

Install Audacious Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Audacious on Debian 11. Are you a music enthusiast who loves to listen to music while working on your Debian 11 system? If so, then you might want to try out Audacious, a lightweight and open-source music player that supports various audio formats and has customizable features. With its user-friendly interface and straightforward design, Audacious is a great choice for users who want a simple yet powerful music player.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Audacious on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Audacious.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Audacious on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install ca-certificates apt-transport-https software-properties-common lsb-release

Step 2. Installing Audacious on Debian 11.

Method 1. Install Audacious using the default Debian repository √

By default, Audacious is available on the Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to install Audacious to your Debian system:

sudo apt install audacious
  • Method 2. Install Audacious using the Snap package √

Audacious is also available as a Snap package, which is a universal package format that can be installed on any Linux distribution that supports Snap. Install Snapd if it’s not already installed on your system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snap

After that, install Audacious using Snap:

sudo snap install audacious

Wait for the installation process to complete, and Audacious will be installed on your system.

For additional resources on installing Snap, read the post below:

Step 3. Accessing Audacious on Debian Linux.

Once successfully installed, you can launch it from the Applications menu. Alternatively, you can launch it from the command line by running the following command:


Install Audacious on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Audacious. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Audacious on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Audacious website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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