Offline manual: where to extract it under

Hi folks,

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
name:      audacity
summary:   Audio software for multi-track recording and editing
publisher: Daniel Llewellyn (diddledan)
license:   unset
description: |
  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:
  snapcraft.yaml Build Definition:
  - audacity
snap-id:      KTe2wdAu5JKdRDUgYBuXXGjDXyzobvFI
tracking:     latest/stable
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/beta:      ↑                            
  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 -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 ?

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.