Audacity 2.4.2 Released with Updated wxWidgets Library

Last updated: June 27, 2020

Audacity audio editor 2.4.2 was released last night with updated wxwidgets library and numerous bug-fixes.

Audacity 2.4.2 release highlights:

  • upgrade to wxwidgets 3.1.3
  • add ‘Reset Configuration’ menu option.
  • a number of bug-fixes.

How to Install Audacity 2.4.2 in Ubuntu:

As the building system has changed, the PPA package (v2.4.1) does not fully work on Ubuntu. So it’s recommended to use Audacity Flatpak.

1.) If you’re first time installing a Flatpak package in Ubuntu, setup your system by running commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

  • Install flatpak framework via command:
    sudo apt install flatpak

  • Add Flathub repository via command:
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

2.) Then you can install Audacity flatpak package by running command:

flatpak install flathub org.audacityteam.Audacity

If you’ve previously installed it, run flatpak update org.audacityteam.Audacity command.

Uninstall Audacity flatpak:

To remove the flatpak package, simply run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall org.audacityteam.Audacity


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One response to Audacity 2.4.2 Released with Updated wxWidgets Library

  1. I have Audacity 2.1.2 as appimage, a 21MB file, and as a non-essential application located out of the way of my backup procedure. As I could not find a 2.4.2 appimage, I tried your procedure to install it as flatpak. I am so happy I did that in a virtual machine! The flatpak installation of Audacity 2.4.2 takes 2.2GB (yes, gigabyte):

    – 1GB for the files of the flathub repository (why do I need a remote repo, if it is copied to my local disk?)
    – 1GB for the runtime that Audicity needs, about as much as a minimal virtual machine
    – 200MB for the application itself.

    Conclusion: no more flatpaks for me.