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How To Install Audacity on Linux Mint 20

Install Audacity on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Audacity on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Audacity, free and open-source audio editing, and recording software. Audacity can be used across varying platforms such as Linux, macOS, and Windows.

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 Audacity open-source audio editing on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint and other Debian-based distributions.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • 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 Audacity on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, 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 install software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Audacity on Linux Mint 20.

By default, Audacity is not available on the Linux Mint base repository. Now we add the Audacity PPA repository to your system using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity

To install Audacity from the repository, simply run:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install audacity

Verify Audacity installation:

audacity --version

Step 3. Accessing Audacity on Debian.

Once successfully installed, you can launch Audacity through the terminal or find the application under Multimedia with your application launcher:


Install Audacity on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Audacity. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Audacity audio editing on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Audacity 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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