Compile Audacity on Ubuntu Linux – Install Audacity from Source Code

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This video covers how to compile and install Audacity on Ubuntu Linux. A fresh install of Ubuntu was used to make sure no steps were missed. We covered everything step-by-step from downloading the dependencies to compiling and installing Audacity.

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Open a terminal (press Ctrl + Alt + T)
sudo apt build-dep audacity

sudo apt install git
git clone…


  1. Thanks !

    When i launched the make, I received this error:
    /usr/local/audacity/src/AudioIO.cpp:4001: undefined reference to `PaUtil_GetTime'

    I've found, for example, for a debug build that will work with ffmpeg :
    ./configure CXXFLAGS="-std=gnu++11" –disable-dynamic-loading –with-portaudio=local –enable-debug

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