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
non-root sudo useror 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 on our 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:
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:
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.