I am new to Linux and Audacity. I have been able to download 2.3.3 but don’t understand how to install the update. Obviously, there are some things I need to learn but I’m not sure where to start. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Linux version: Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 \n \l
Audacity version: 2.2.2
Installed Audacity using the Add/Remove software option using this version:
PRETTY_NAME=“Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)”
The recommended way to install Linux (and any other application) on Linux, is to use the official repository version provided by your distribution. The software can then simply be installed with your usual “package manager”. This is likely to be a slightly old version of Audacity, but should have been well tested by the package maintainers.
For Linux experts, the recommended way to install Audacity is to build the latest release version of Audacity from the source code, which is available from GitHub (https://github.com/audacity/audacity/releases)
PPA, Flatpak and Snap packages are not currently recommended.
Can you explain what a ‘package manager’ is?
A “Package Manager” is an application for installing / upgrading / uninstalling programs.
Debian Linux has the command-line application “Apt” as it’s package manager. There are also graphical front ends for Apt, such as “Synaptic” and Ubuntu’s “Software Center”. I believe the default package manager for Raspbian is called “Add/Remove Software”.
Yes. I used Add/Remove Software to initially install Audacity. Then I performed a ‘check for updates’ and found and downloaded Audacity 2.3.3. Is this as simple as using Add/Remove and pointing to the folder where the update is downloaded?
I’m confused by that, because the version of Audacity in Debian “Buster” is 2.2.2 (Debian -- Package Search Results -- audacity)
Is there a Raspian forum where you can ask?
If that’s the case, this update may not even be needed. I just assumed it was since the ‘check for updates’ pointed to it. If 2.2.2 works, I’m fine leaving it as is.