❯ cd ~/.local/bin/ ❯ wget https://github.com/audacity/audacity/releases/download/Audacity-3.1.2/audacity-linux-3.1.2-x86_64.AppImage ❯ sha256sum audacity-linux-3.1.2-x86_64.AppImage a40334424e687e3cdb14de4566d63f9136772d15d552e6401a6a966a964dde52 audacity-linux-3.1.2-x86_64.AppImage ❯ chmod +x audacity-linux-3.1.2-x86_64.AppImage ❯ ln -s audacity-linux-3.1.2-x86_64.AppImage audacity
One drawback to installing it this way is that it doesn't have an entry in the Xfce applications menu. So I added one!
❯ cat ~/.local/share/applications/audacity.desktop [Desktop Entry] Version=3.1.2 Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Exec=audacity Icon=audacity StartupNotify=false Categories=X-XFCE;Audio; OnlyShowIn=XFCE; Name=Audacity Comment=Audacity audio editor
The "real" apps have their
.desktop files in
/usr/share/applications, but I put it in
~/.local/share/applications to signify that it's installed differently.
Then I logged out and logged back in and it was on the menu!
I had to look in
/etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu to discover that I wanted to put it in the
Audio category to get it in the
Multimedia section of the applications menu (there is no "Multimedia" category).