How To Install QuodLibet 3.5.3 on Ubuntu And Debian

As you may know, QuodLibet is an open-source GTK+ music player that uses Mutagen tagging library, being able to deal with big libraries.

The latest version available is QuodLibet 3.5.3, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes:

  • Fix crash when opening new windows under some DEs (Linux only)

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install QuodLibet on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya systems, we have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the quodlibet package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet

To install Debian 8 Jessie, we have to add the repository by hand, get the key, update the repository index and install quodlibet:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://lazka.github.io/ql-debian/testing/ quodlibet-unstable/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0C693B8F
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet

On Debian 7 Wheezy, do:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://lazka.github.io/ql-debian/stable/ quodlibet-stable/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0C693B8F
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet

Optional, to remove quodlibet from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove quodlibet

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