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How to Install Audacity 2.2.1 on Ubuntu via PPA

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Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
Compilation instructions for Audacity are provided in the source code:

  • Windows: win\compile.txt
  • macOS: mac/Build.txt
  • GNU/Linux: INSTALL.


Audacity 2.2.1 Changelog:  

  • Updated message translations for nineteen languages
  • Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.0 are now fixed, most importantly:
  • Chains once again apply properly
  • Auto-scrolling works when adjusting selection boundaries
  • Clicking Audacity file icons no longer creates inactive duplicate program instances on macOs High Sierra
  • Fix Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second inaccessible instance of Audacity
  • Fix Crash applying certain chain files
  • Fix Preview fails when selection extends before zero
  • Fix Auto-scroll stopped working in 2.2.0
  • Fix Using File > Open to import audio gives wrong zoom level and no scroll bar slider


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 Installation instructions:

    Run the following commands in Terminal to install Audacity 2.2.1, via PPA, on Ubuntu:


$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install audacity

Optional, to remove Audacity, do:

     If you want to uninstall Audacity from Ubuntu Systems, run the following commands in Terminal:

$ sudo apt-get remove --autoremove audacity audacity-data

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