Install Instructons for LinumMint LMDE2 (Debian)

I am New to Linux. I chose the LMDE2 (Linux Mint Debian Edition) Version since it was based on Debian and from what I read, I chose this version. I am also learning to play Electric Guitar and use PRESONUS Studio One as my DAW to Record and Mix my Guitar Music in Windows 7. I am trying to abandon Windows so here I am. I have read about Audacity and would like to Install it and begin using it. I have searched many Websites and to no avail any successful Installation Steps. I would appreciate any Help from someone who could help me acquire Audacity correctly for installation and possibly provide the installation commands… I don’t mind reading but I have spent many hours searching and I am just unable to find anything to help me successfully acquire and install Audacity. Thanks in Advance.

The simplest way is to install it using the package manager (“Software Centre”). This ‘may’ give you an old version - I’m not sure if Mint have caught up with the current release yet. Try installing it and then look in the Audacity “Help menu > About Audacity” to see which version you have. If it’s Audacity 2.1.2 then you’re good to go. If it’s 2.0.5, then come back and we can help you install a more recent version.

Steve…Your Advice was Absolutely Correct. I can’t believe How Simple that was. I just went to the Software Manager and Searched for Audacity, it came up in the Search Results and I was able to install it successfully. I spent about 6 hours yesterday trying to install it from the Terminal to No Avail. Although it is kind of Exciting watching it install in the Terminal…I guess it doesn’t take much to excite me though…lol. OK, so I have Audacity installed but the Version Number is Audacity 2.0.6 . How should I go about upgrading to the current Version? Thanks Again So Much for your Assistance. Have a great Day Sir!

The easiest way is to just keep Mint up to date, and wait. Ubuntu has recently updated their version of Audacity, so mint should not be far behind.

There ‘could’ be problems with Audacity 2.0.6 as it may have been built with the wrong version of WxWidgets (this was a known problem on Ubuntu up to and including “Wily”).
I’ve not tried it on Mint, but you could try uninstalling your current version of Audacity, then downloading the Ubuntu deb package for Audacity 2.1.2 ( As I said, I’ve not tried it, but if it’s not compatible then the installation should fail with an error message and no harm to the system.

Thanks Steve for the Advice. Only thing is that you Reference Ubuntu and I am running LMDE2 which is based on Debian. I am in no real hurry so I can wait for an update to Mint if necessary. I just needed to remind you that I am using a version of Mint that is based on Debian instead of UBUNTU if that changes anything. Thanks Again for your kind Assistance. Have a Great Day Sir.