I had Puddletag a few days ago, running on 19.10. Yesterday I upgraded to 20.04, and now I don't have it. Not listed in Software either. What gives?
In fact Puddletag in its present release will not be supported on Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04 as Puddletag needs to be updated to both QT5 and Python 3 (from Qt4 + Python 2).
The relevant bug reports can be seen here:
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS = Qt4 + Python 2 removal #462 A bug report specific to the current Focal Fossa issue of the removal of Puddletag.
- Python 3 #300 The original plea for assistance by the Puddletag developer for assistance porting to Python 3. Note that this a bug report / request from 2016...
Python 2 is of course still available on 20.04 (just not as default) but Puddletag will not work without the Python bindings pyqt4 and friends as well.
Sad days, but a nice replacement for Puddletag exists which works perfectly on 20.04: MusicBrainz Picard...
UPDATE 2: The first version of PuddleTag based on Python3 and PyQt5 is here: https://github.com/puddletag/puddletag/releases/tag/2.0.1
I have not tested it yet, if anyone cares to share their experiences, please do. There doesn't seem to be a deb package nor AppImage just yet.
For the time being, working (but unofficial) PuddleTag AppImages can be found here: https://gofile.io/d/WQULBG (thanks @TSJNachos117 for your previous efforts).
More information on the AppImage (and how they got there): https://github.com/keithgg/puddletag/issues/464
There is now a PPA that includes a recent build of
puddletag that runs on Ubuntu 20.04+ distributions. It is hosted on launchpad and looks to be actively maintained.
According to the puddletag main site, the most recent
puddletag version available is v2.0.1 (as of Aug. 29, 2020).
To install from this PPA, run the following commands from the terminal(Ctrl+Alt+t):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install puddletag
If you choose to do this in Synaptic, add the following line in Settings -> Repositories -> Other Software -> Add...:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/apps/ubuntu focal main
- What are PPAs and how do I use them?
- Are PPAs safe to add to my system and what are some "red flags" to watch out for?
FYI. This PPA also has the latest version of the audacious media player available as well.
After going through iGadget's answers, I followed some links, which lead me to more links, which, lead me to two different AppImages. For simplicity's sake, I decided to upload them both HERE. Download, make executable, and enjoy!
PS: These two files print an awful lot of errors and warnings to the terminal. However, they seem to work nonetheless.