How to Install MuseScore 2.2.1 in Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 via PPA

Last updated: April 8, 2018

Free and open-source scorewriter MuseScore 2.2.1 was released a few days ago. Now it’s available in the PPA repository for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04.

MuseScore has an stable PPA repository, which was not updated for almost a year due to outdated dependency libraries in Ubuntu 16.04 since version 2.1.0. Now the PPA is active again with the latest 2.2.1 packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mscore-ubuntu/mscore-stable

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then upgrade MuseScore from an existing release via Software Updater (Update Manager):

or simply run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the scorewriter:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install musescore

Uninstall MuseScore:

To uninstall the software, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove musescore

And you can remove PPA repositories by launching Software & Updates and navigating to “Other Software” tab.


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