i tried to install the offline manual for Audacity 2.4.1 under the following environment (using ‘snapd’):
muelux@LT76A-T430:~$ lsb_release -ids
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
muelux@LT76A-T430:~$ uname -r
muelux@LT76A-T430:~$ sudo snap info audacity
summary: Audio software for multi-track recording and editing
publisher: Daniel Llewellyn (diddledan)
Audacity® is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for
Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is
translated into many languages.
You can use Audacity to:
* Record live audio
* Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs
* Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files
* Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together
* Change the speed or pitch of a recording
* Apply a wide range of other effects to audio recordings
Upstream Project: https://www.audacityteam.org/
snapcraft.yaml Build Definition:
refresh-date: heute um 10:18 CEST
latest/stable: 2.4.1 2020-06-21 (675) 118MB -
latest/candidate: 2.4.2 2020-08-12 (699) 120MB -
latest/edge: 2.4.2 2020-09-09 (713) 120MB -
installed: 2.4.1 (675) 118MB -
I downloaded the zipped manual
Now, i don’t find the recommended folder for the system-wide installation under:
should i use the following instead for extraction?:
Thanks for any advice
If you get it to work with the snapd version, you will be the first on this forum to do so - please post how you do it if you succeed.
Oh, that should be a challenge for me!
But since i’m not used with ‘snapd’- Packages, there’ll be not much hope, to get it running.
After some research i found a thread, that left this question unanswered → Snap install of Audacity - cannot access local manual
Trying to extract the downloaded manual under the mentioned place in a snapd-Environment can’t be successful, as it is a ‘sandbox’ with read-only-filesystem.
muelux@LT76A-T430:~$ sudo unzip audacity-manual-2.4.2.zip -d /snap/audacity/current/usr/share/doc/audacity/
[sudo] Passwort für muelux:
checkdir error: cannot create /snap/audacity/current/usr/share/doc/audacity/help
Read-only file system
unable to process help/manual/m/images/c/cf/fade_out.png.
### [...] repeated for each file
In the ‘snapd’-Package of Audacity there should be a (read-only) ‘Connection’ established to the ‘real’ help-Folder of the underlying system, f.e.
But only these connections (out of the sandbox) are established:
muelux@LT76A-T430:~$ snap connections audacity
Benutzeroberfläche Plug Slot Notizen
audio-playback audacity:audio-playback :audio-playback -
audio-record audacity:audio-record - -
content[gtk-2-engines] audacity:gtk-2-engines gtk2-common-themes:gtk-2-engines -
content[gtk-2-themes] audacity:gtk-2-themes gtk-common-themes:gtk-2-themes -
content[icon-themes] audacity:icon-themes gtk-common-themes:icon-themes -
content[sound-themes] audacity:sound-themes gtk-common-themes:sound-themes -
desktop audacity:desktop :desktop -
desktop-legacy audacity:desktop-legacy :desktop-legacy -
gsettings audacity:gsettings :gsettings -
home audacity:home :home -
pulseaudio audacity:pulseaudio :pulseaudio -
removable-media audacity:removable-media - -
unity7 audacity:unity7 :unity7 -
wayland audacity:wayland :wayland -
x11 audacity:x11 :x11 -
Maybe the wright place to do that is the section https://snapcraft.io/docs/snap-layouts ?
So, since i’m a Newbie to ‘snapd’, could someone give an advice?
Perhaps you should try to find the maintainer of the Snapd package and ask them. I don’t use Snapd myself, but I’d guess that for access to the manual, a new Snapd package would need to be made.