I am new to Ubuntu and trying to install audacity on Ubuntu. I tried these commands & didn't work.

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:audacity-team/daily && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install audacity && sudo apt-get -f install

can anybody please help me in this. Thanks in Advance

  • You shouldn't run sudo apt-get -f install unless you get messages about missing dependencies or broken installations. This command is not part of a normal installation procedure.
    – Stormlord
    Aug 2, 2016 at 15:27
  • audacity is in universe repository. You don't need to add a PPA for that. And add PPA only you are aware of the risk
    – Anwar
    Aug 3, 2016 at 4:43

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Is there a reason you are not using the Ubuntu main repo? If not:

sudo apt-get install audacity
  • 2
    sudo apt-get install audacity worked well.
    – archeiz
    Aug 7, 2016 at 10:40
  • 6
    I can't believe this isn't written down on the audacity page. It's so simple and functional.
    – sarki_roka
    Apr 8, 2020 at 20:34

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