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).

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:

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:

audacity

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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