How to install Audacity
on Arch Linux

Audacity snap

Audacity

Daniel Llewellyn (diddledan)

Audio software for multi-track recording and editing

Audacity® is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is translated into many languages.

You can use Audacity to:

  • Record live audio
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs
  • Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording
  • Apply a wide range of other effects to audio recordings

Upstream Project: https://www.audacityteam.org/ snapcraft.yaml Build Definition: https://github.com/diddlesnaps/audacity/blob/master/snap/snapcraft.yaml

Details for Audacity

License
GPL-2.0+
Last updated
7 October 2019

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install Audacity

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Audacity

To install Audacity, simply use the following command:

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