updating fails to renew musescore

• Sep 7, 2015 - 12:03

I have a problem with version number.
I have upgrade from mscore1.3 to mscore 2.0ß and I update regularly via the normal ubuntu update mechanisms.
In my apt-log it says:today
musescore-common (2.0.0+dfsg1-0ubuntu-trusty1, 2.0.2+dfsg-1ubuntu1-trusty1)
musescore (2.0.0+dfsg1-0ubuntu-trusty1, 2.0.2+dfsg-1ubuntu1-trusty1)
But when I start musescore it still says:
Version BETA 2.0
I thought, however that 2.0 is officially release ~1.5 month ago.
Do I still work with the Beta version, despite the download of the most recent (for ubuntu) version?
Do I have to download first 2.0 (although ubuntu download centre says that I have installed 2.02?)
It is totally unclear as when I use: musescore -v it says:
Unstable Prerelease for Version 2.0.0; Build f78aca0.
Please can anybody shed some light on this mess?


How are you starting MuseScore? I am guessing you are using a program icon left over from an older beta install, and you in fact have both the beta *and* 2.0.2 installed on your system. You just need to find the correct icon, or start the correct version from an application menu or whatever other means your particular system provides form starting programs.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks! Apparently there is a faulty linking as when I entered the program name from the commandline it started as 2.0.2 (which is correct!). I note several improvements on display the only thing I cannot find any more is the fixed setting of measures in a system. As I write jazz scores, most musicians expect 4 measures(bars)/system and I can't find where I can set that.
But tomorrow I'll explore this new version more.
Again, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

If you still have 2.0beta installed you should probably remove it now. Removing it will allow you to open 2.0.2 via the launcher. The beta was never "officially" packaged for Linux so you must have got it from one of these places:

  1. It was probably a DEB file made by tiagovaz for beta 1 or beta 2. You should be able to uninstall these from Ubuntu Software Centre, but if you try this make sure you are not uninstalling 2.0.2.
  2. If it wasn't a DEB, you probably compiled it from source. Find where you saved the source code, open a terminal, change directory to "build.release" and run sudo xargs rm < install_manifest.txt.
  3. It might have been a Nightly Build by robert leleu (but it's highly unlikely). Simply delete the nightly build to remove it.

If none of those methods work, run the following code in the terminal:

sudo rm /usr/local/bin/mscore /usr/local/share/applications/mscore.desktop
sudo rm -r /usr/local/share/mscore*

Be careful with sudo! Make sure you are removing files in /usr/local and NOT /usr or you will remove your copy of 2.0.2 and not the beta.

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