No Uninstall After Github Build

There is no way to uninstall a github build f Audaccity 3.0.3 (ie… “make uninstall” or “make remove” from the build folder). Is this a bug? or is there a different undocumented make command.

KUBUNTU 20.04
GITHUB Audacity 3.0.3

When uninstalling, you have to be careful that you don’t uninstall anything that is being used by other apps. Normally your package manager takes care of this, but when you build from source and install you are bypassing your package manager, so it becomes your job to decide what to uninstall and what to leave.

If you used default setting in cmake, Audacity will have installed to: /usr/local/share/audacity/

There will also be:
/usr/local/share/appdata/audacity.appdata.xml
/usr/local/share/applications/audacity.desktop
/usr/local/bin/audacity
/usr/local/lib/audacity
/usr/local/share/locale [May also be used by other apps]
/usr/local/share/man [May also be used by other apps]
/usr/local/share/mime/application/x-audacity-project.xml
/usr/local/share/mime/packages/audacity.xml

Per user:
~/.audacity-data
~/.audacity

For future reference, if you install with:

sudo make install 2>&1 | tee install.log

then there will be a log file created (“install.log”) which lists everything that is installed:

...
some stuff
...
Install the project...
-- Install configuration: "Debug"
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/man/man1/audacity.1
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/metainfo/audacity.appdata.xml
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/audacity.svg
-- Up-to-date: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/22x22
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/audacity.png
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/24x24
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/audacity.png
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/48x48
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/audacity.png
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/32x32
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/audacity.png
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/16x16
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/audacity.png
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/gnome-mime-application-x-audacity-project.xpm
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/audacity16.xpm
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/audacity32.xpm
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/audacity.xpm
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ca
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ca/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ca/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ka
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ka/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ka/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bn
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bn/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bn/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ja
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ru
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/co
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/co/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/co/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/he
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/he/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/he/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fi
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fi/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fi/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/uk
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/uk/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/uk/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/tr
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/lt
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/lt/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/lt/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sr_RS@latin
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sr_RS@latin/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sr_RS@latin/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/be
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/be/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/be/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/cs
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/oc
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/oc/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/oc/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hy
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hy/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hy/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fr
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sl
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sl/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sl/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/zh_CN
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/eu
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/eu/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/eu/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/el
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/el/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/el/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pt_PT
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pt_PT/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pt_PT/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sk
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sk/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sk/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/mr
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/mr/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/mr/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/mk
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/mk/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/mk/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pt_BR
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hi
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hi/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hi/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/de
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/km
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/km/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/km/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/vi
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/vi/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/vi/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sr_RS
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sr_RS/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sr_RS/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/zh_TW
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ar
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ar/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ar/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ca_ES@valencia
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ca_ES@valencia/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ca_ES@valencia/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/cy
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/cy/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/cy/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/nl
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/my
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/my/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/my/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sv
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fa
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fa/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/fa/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/af
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/af/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/af/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ta
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ta/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ta/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/it
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/id
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/id/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/id/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ro
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ro/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ro/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hr
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hr/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hr/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bs
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bs/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bs/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hu
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hu/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/hu/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/da
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/es
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/gl
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pl
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ko
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/tg
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/tg/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/tg/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bg
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bg/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/bg/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/nb
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/nb/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/nb/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/eu_ES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/eu_ES/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/eu_ES/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ga
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ga/LC_MESSAGES
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/locale/ga/LC_MESSAGES/audacity.mo
-- Installing: /usr/local/bin/audacity
-- Set runtime path of "/usr/local/bin/audacity" to "$ORIGIN/../lib/audacity"
-- Up-to-date: /usr/local/lib
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libportaudio.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-uuid.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-preferences.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libsndfile.so.1.0.31
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libwx_gtk2u_html-3.1.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libFLAC++.so.6
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libwx_baseu_xml-3.1.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libsuil_x11_in_gtk2.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libwx_baseu-3.1.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libsuil_x11.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libexpat.so.1.6.11
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libvorbis.so.0.4.9
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-audio-devices.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libFLAC++.so.6.3.0
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libsndfile.so.1
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libvorbisfile.so.3.3.8
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libwx_gtk2u_qa-3.1.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-registries.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-string-utils.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libwx_gtk2u_core-3.1.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libportmidi.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-utility.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-xml.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-exceptions.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-components.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-strings.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libFLAC.so.8.3.0
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-math.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libwx_baseu_net-3.1.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-basic-ui.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libexpat.so.1
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libz.so.1.2.11
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/lib-files.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libvorbisenc.so.2.0.12
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libFLAC.so.8
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/libz.so.1
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/applications/audacity.desktop
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/doc/audacity/LICENSE.txt
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/doc/audacity/README.txt
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/mime/packages/audacity.xml
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity/EQDefaultCurves.xml
-- Installing: /usr/local/./audacity
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/modules
-- Installing: /usr/local/lib/audacity/modules/mod-script-pipe.so
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/nyinit.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/seq.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/equalizer.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/aud-do-support.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/stk.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/test.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand7.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand5.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand8.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand10.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand12.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/marmstk1.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand2.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/sinewave.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand4.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand3.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand1.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand6.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand11.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mandpluk.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/rawwaves/mand9.raw
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/dspprims.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/printrec.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/sal.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/spectral-analysis.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/seqfnint.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/nyquist-plot.txt
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/fileio.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/xlinit.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/init.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/evalenv.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/system.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/nyquist.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/profile.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/envelopes.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/nyinit-dbg.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/sliders.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/nyqmisc.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/seqmidi.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/sal-parse.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/xm.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/velocity.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/spec-plot.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/misc.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//nyquist/sndfnint.lsp
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/crossfadeclips.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/SpectralEditShelves.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/adjustable-fade.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/vocalrediso.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/StudioFadeOut.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/noisegate.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/tremolo.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/sample-data-import.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/spectral-delete.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/beat.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/label-sounds.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/eq-xml-to-txt-converter.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/vocoder.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/rms.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/clipfix.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/lowpass.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/crossfadetracks.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/limiter.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/delay.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/SpectralEditMulti.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/highpass.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/notch.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/rissetdrum.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/SpectralEditParametricEQ.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/rhythmtrack.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/pluck.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/nyquist-plug-in-installer.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/sample-data-export.ny
-- Installing: /usr/local/share/audacity//plug-ins/equalabel.ny

Also for future reference: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall

I’ve posted a feature request: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/1550

Audacity 3.1.0-alpha-20210829
I installed via git. I have very little scripting experience, but this is the Script:

!/bin/bash

cd ~
sudo rm -R audacity && git clone https://github.com/audacity/audacity/
cd audacity
mkdir build
cd build
cmake -G “Unix Makefiles” -Daudacity_use_ffmpeg=loaded …
make -j4
cd bin/Debug
mkdir “Portable Settings”
./audacity

cd ~/audacity/build && sudo make install

Thank you Steve.

If you are building just for testing purposes, you can simply not do the “sudo make install”. (That’s what I generally do).

For convenience, I also use a little bash script so that I can launch Audacity by double clicking on the script:

#!/usr/bin/env bash

exec ./audacity

(and set the bash script file permissions to “executable”).