Better Linux installation instructions needed
I've seen way too many threads with people trying to install a recent version on Linux. My own experience ( https://musescore.org/en/node/74041 ) is with the Ubuntu PPA, which comes with instructions that don't seem very clear for ordinary users, and it actually was rather tricky to install. It seems to me that a clear procedure on the download page on this Web site would be very helpful. I don't intend this thread to apply just to Ubuntu.
If you go to the actual Ubuntu PPA, https://launchpad.net/~mscore-ubuntu/+archive/ubuntu/mscore-stable , the instructions dither unnecessarily about exactly how to add the PPA, and then fail to mention how to install the program. The usual Ubuntu software tools such as the Software Center and Synaptic either did not show a Musescore 2 package or failed to update the libraries.
If you follow the links and look through the pages of documentation, it never tells you exactly how to install it, but near the very end it says "you may just need to run: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" -- which is exactly what you don't want to do. Some people advise using "sudo apt-get upgrade", which also refuses make the necessary package upgrades.
The correct commands to install a recent version from the Ubuntu PPA are
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mscore-ubuntu/mscore-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install musescore
Apparently it really is that simple. Thanks to shoogle, here: https://musescore.org/en/node/60831 . Should we have his directions on the Musescore Download page?
Now the other bit of documentation that is needed is exactly how to install version 2.0.2 on Linux. And, by the way, many thanks to all the package managers.