Offiical Musescore Linux Repos?

• Jul 2, 2022 - 23:47

It seems as though it is possible to download a Linux package for pretty much any Linux distro from the Musescore download site, but there doesn't seem to be an actual repository that one could add to their repos sources list for Musescore to get updated automatically. Did I just miss it, or is this actually the case?

I'm asking about this because OS developers don't necessarily always include the latest version of Musescore in their respective repos, if at all. For example, everybody laughs at GNU/Linux Debian for having super long delays between software releases and their inclusion in the official repos, and with reason. The way I usually fix that, when it doesn't cause stability issues, is by simply including the official product's repo in my repo sources list, so I don't have to wait after Debian devs to make a move.

I know there is a Snap version of Musescore, but I usually try to avoid Snap, when possible.

Also, I've tried the Debian backports, but the version there is also pretty outdated.

Thank you in advance for any thoughts on the issue, and perhaps a "hey, the repos are here" if I am blind.

God bless.


Indeed, the situation with so many different distributions and repositories on Linux is complicated. To make sure all Linux users can always have a reliable current version of MuseScore, we provide the AppImage right on this site. It can be installed via the "install" option, integrating it with your normal desktop. That's always the recommend / supported way to run MuseScore on Linux. If other versions happen to be up to date and built properly that's a nice bonus.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I have to agree with this. I won't be one of those selfish Linux nuts who push developers to accomplish the impossible task of making a version of every single distro out there. I hadn't noticed it was an AppImage rather than an archive, so I'm concluding that I must have installed my version from the Debian repos.

Well, thank you for shedding some light on that.

P.S. If someone were willing to invest time in actually making those up-to-date archives and having them tested, would MuseScore devs agree on uploading those to the MuseScore site?

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