How To Install Audacity 2.0.5 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know Audacity is an open-source, multi-platform audio editor and recorder, running on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The latest version available is Audacity 2.0.5, which has been released a while ago, fixing all the reported bugs from the previous version. For more information, see the changelog.

how to install Audacity 2.0.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install Audacity 2.0.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

For Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17, Audacity 2.0.5 is already available via the default repositories, so all you have to do is update the local repository index and install the audacity package. Like this:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install audacity

Optional, to remove audacity, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove audacity

In order to successfully install Audacity 2.0.5 on Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 16, Linux Mint 14, Linux Mint 13 and Elementary OS 0.2, you have to add the Audacity PPA, update the local repository index and install the audacity package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:audacity-team/daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install audacity

Optional, to remove audacity and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the audacity ppa, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:audacity-team/daily

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