How to install Audacity
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Audacity

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
11 December 2019

Enable snaps on Red Hat Enterprise 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

Snap is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, from the 7.6 release onward, from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

It is not yet available in the EPEL 8 repository, and consequently, not yet available for RHEL 8 unless you build the RPM yourself.

The EPEL repository can be added to your system with the following command:

Adding the optional and extras repositories is also recommended:

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable "rhel-*-optional-rpms" --enable "rhel-*-extras-rpms" sudo yum update

Snap can now be installed as follows:

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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Browse and find snaps from the convenience of your desktop using the snap store snap.

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