How To Install aide-common on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install aide-common on Ubuntu 22.04. aide-common is Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment - Common files

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install aide-common on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is aide-common

aide-common is:

AIDE is an intrusion detection system that detects changes to files on the local system. It creates a database from the regular expression rules that it finds from the config file. Once this database is initialized it can be used to verify the integrity of the files. It has several message digest algorithms (md5, sha1, rmd160, tiger, haval, etc.) that are used to check the integrity of the file. More algorithms can be added with relative ease. All of the usual file attributes can also be checked for inconsistencies.

This package contains base and configuration files that are needed to run the actual binaries.

You will almost certainly want to tweak the configuration file in /etc/aide/aide.conf or drop your own config snippets into /etc/aide/aide.conf.d.

There are three ways to install aide-common on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install aide-common Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install aide-common using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install aide-common

Install aide-common Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install aide-common using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install aide-common

Install aide-common Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install aide-common using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install aide-common

How To Uninstall aide-common on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the aide-common package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove aide-common

Uninstall aide-common And Its Dependencies

To uninstall aide-common and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove aide-common

Remove aide-common Configurations and Data

To remove aide-common configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge aide-common

Remove aide-common configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove aide-common configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge aide-common

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install aide-common package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.