How to Install Audacious on Manjaro Linux

Audacious is an lightweight open-source audio player that comes with different skins like Winamp Classic, amongst many other things. The following tutorial will demonstrate how to install Audacious on Manjaro Linux using the command line terminal.

Recommended Steps Before Installation

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date. This will ensure no conflicts arise as best as possible during the installation.

sudo pacman -Syu

Sometimes, you may need a complete database download if you have not upgraded your Arch Linux system for a while; use the following command if the above update command does not work.

sudo pacman -Syyu

Lastly, for users that have Pamac installed, which most Manjaro desktops do, I would optionally suggest running an update; this will ensure that your Arch Linux and Manjaro packages are fully up-to-date.

sudo pamac checkupdates -a
sudo pamac upgrade -a

Troubleshooting Updating Manjaro Packages

Manjaro/Arch Linux is a rolling release; occasionally, updating packages with Pacman GPG keys can become invalid or corrupt. If both commands do not work, use the following command.

Note, this is only if you have errors updating with the first two commands above if you can skip these.

sudo pacman -S archlinux-keyring manjaro-keyring
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux manjaro

The above should work in nearly all cases, but if it does not, use the following steps as a last resort.

sudo rm -r /etc/pacman.d/gnupg
sudo pacman-key --init
sudo pacman-key --populate manjaro
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux
sudo pacman -Syvv manjaro-keyring

Then repeat the update process.

Install Audacious

The best and easiest way to install Audacious is using the following command that will auto install Audacious from the standard repository.

sudo pamac install audacious

How to Launch the Audacious Player

Now that you have the application installed, launching can be done in a few ways.


Additionally, you can launch from the applications menu by following the path.

Taskbar > Multimedia > Audacious.


Once open, you can begin loading and using the audio player.


Additional Commands & Tips

How to Update Audacious

The best way to check for updates and upgrade Audacious is to use the following command.

sudo pamac checkupdates -a
sudo pamac upgrade -a

How to Remove (Uninstall) Audacious

When you no longer want the Audacious application installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

pamac remove audacious

Lastly, this is optional but good practice, clear up orphans and clear your cache to reduce clutter.

Clear orphan leftovers that are no longer required.

pamac remove -o

Clear packages deleted from the package cache.

pamac clean -uv -k 0

Clear redundant package versions from the package cache (keep the last two versions)

pamac clean -v -k 2


This small tutorial covered how to install Audacious on Manjaro Linux. If you are not happy with Audacious, I would suggest checking out Strawberry which is a good alternative amongst a few others.

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