How to Install Audacity 2.4.2 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Manjaro Linux

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Audacity is a free and open-source audio editor and recording application software and available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS, and other operating systems.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install audacity 2.4.2 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and LinuxMint 19.3 and Manjaro Linux 20.0.1

Audacity 2.4.2 Changelog

  • Upgraded to wxwidgets 3.1.3
  • add reset configuration in menu
  • Various Bugfixes

How to Install Audacity 2.4.2 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Audacity provides only source code in the form of tar file and no official PPA’s or official deb file formats for installation.

But unofficial PPA’s & Flatpak packages are available for installation for the active ubuntu versions, LinuxMint and for Manjaro Linux.

Install Audacity Via Flatpak for Ubuntu, LinuxMint & Manjaro Linux

Step 1: Setup Flatpak based on your distribution using Flatpak guide or ignore this step if flatpak is installed in your system.

Step 2: Install audacity using Flatpak or update the exisiting

For new installations:

flatpak install flathub org.audacityteam.Audacity

For updates:

flatpak update flathub org.audacityteam.Audacity

Step 3: Run Audacity

flatpak run org.audacityteam.Audacity

Uninstall Audacity 2.4.2

To uninstall audacity run the below commands

flatpak remove org.audacityteam.Audacity

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