Install MuseScore 2.1 via Snap in Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

MuseScoreMuseScore 2.1, the latest version of the free music composition and notation software, now is available for install via Snap in Ubuntu 16.04 & higher from the beta channel.

MuseScore 2.1 was released one month and a half ago. Due to lack of dependency for building it into PPA, it’s only available as AppImage for Linux.

For those who are not satisfied with the AppImage package, now MuseScore 2.0 is available in Snap beta channel for testing.

See what’s new in MuseScore 2.1 or watch the video:

How to Install MuseScore Snap in Ubuntu:

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher, when it opens, do following steps:

1. For those who’ve never installed a snap package, you may first install snapd daemon via command:

sudo apt install snapd

install-snapd

2. Then install MuseScore from beta channel via command:

sudo snap install musescore --channel=beta

install-musescore-snap-beta

Some interfaces need to be connected manually via commands:

sudo snap connect musescore:cups-control

sudo snap connect musescore:network-manager

Finally launch the software from Unity Dash, Gnome launcher, or other application launcher. And please report any issue at THIS PAGE.

Uninstall:

To remove the snap version of MuseScore, simply run following command in terminal:

sudo snap remove musescore

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.