How to Install Puddletag (Python3, Qt5 Port) in Ubuntu 20.04

Last updated: August 31, 2020 — 3 Comments

Since Ubuntu 20.04 has dropped Qt4 and old Python2 libraries, Puddletag audio tag editor is no longer available to install.

There are a few alternatives (e.g., easytag and kid3 tag editor) available in main Ubuntu repositories.

If you persist in installing Puddletag in Ubuntu 20.04, the development of PyQt5 & Python 3 branch has started. And I’ve uploaded it into PPA.

Install Puddletag 2.0.1 in Ubuntu 20.04:

Puddletag has released version 2.0.1 with official support for Python 3 & PyQt5

1.) Open terminal either from system application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When terminal opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then refresh system package cache and install the editor via command:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install puddletag

Uninstall Puddletag & PPA:

To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates > Other Software, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

And remove puddletag by running command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove puddletag


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3 responses to How to Install Puddletag (Python3, Qt5 Port) in Ubuntu 20.04

  1. If you want to run stable Puddletag 1.2 (based on PyQT4) in Ubuntu 20.04 or any other new distro you can use distro-independent AppImage created some time ago:

  2. On 12/16/20 I tried to use this PPA on Linux Mint 20 XFCE. It does not appear to work.

    I receive this error message:
    Cannot add PPA: ‘”Failed to download the PPA: HTTPConnectionPool(host=’’, port=80): Max retries exceeded with url: /ubuntuhandbook1/apps/ubuntu/dists/focal (Caused by NewConnectionError(‘: Failed to establish a new connection: [Errno 101] Network is unreachable’)).”‘.

  3. Works great on Xubuntu 20.04. Thanks.

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