Audacity can't open in Endless OS

Hello. I use endless os in my Acer Aspire 3 laptop, I can’t open it while I install it. I use Endless os 3.4.8.

When I launch it the terminal say: audacity: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I need help how to fix it.because Audacity is important software for me. is the optional LAME library and is not part of the Audacity application. It is only required if you want to export from Audacity in MP3 format.

But I can’t open the app

Which version of Audacity, and how did you install it?

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I don’t know which version of Audacity, I installed it in Endless OS App center

I think you will need to ask Endless OS support about this. We don’t make binaries (executable files) for Linux, and Endless OS installs programs in an unusual way that I am completely unfamiliar with.

If you do manage to get it going, please do write back and let us know what the solution was.
Also, if you need help “using” Audacity (once you have a working version), then we probably can help with those kind of questions.

The Endless OS workers are say to write in a audacity forum, that’s good. I’m not a programer to fix this

I can try, but I’m not sure how much I can help because if Audacity does not launch at all, then that is most likely a problem with the build (the Endless OS App package) rather than with Audacity itself.

What happens if you open a Terminal window and enter the following:


bash: ./audacity: No such file or directory

Try the same without the “./”


bash: audacity: command not found

Same as the ./audacity

OK, so I’ve installed Endless OS in a virtual machine and installed Audacity with the App Center.
When I first clicked the Launch button I got an error saying that the app was missing its runtime, and told be to click the “Update” button.
I clicked the update button, waited a few moments for it to complete, and then clicked the Launch button again. This time Audacity opened correctly.

The App Center downloads a “flatpak” package from

The version of Audacity that is installed is 2.3.0 which is NOT an approved release for Linux. 2.3.0 is for Windows and macOS only. On Linux, 2.3.0 is “experimental” and known to have problems. Nevertheless, I would still expect it to at least run.

Try uninstalling it and then reinstall it, and then try to launch it from the App Center.

If that does not work, open a terminal and enter (replacing " with your user name):

flatpak run org.audacityteam.Audacity 2>&1 | tee "/sysroot/home/<user name>/Documents/audacity-log.txt"

That should create a file called “audacity-log.txt” in your Documents folder. Upload that file so that we can have a look for clues.