How To Install aptitude on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install aptitude on Ubuntu 22.04. aptitude is terminal-based package manager

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install aptitude on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is aptitude

aptitude is:

aptitude is a package manager with a number of useful features, including: a mutt-like syntax for matching packages in a flexible manner, dselect-like persistence of user actions, the ability to retrieve and display the Debian changelog of most packages, and a command-line mode similar to that of apt-get.

aptitude is also Y2K-compliant, non-fattening, naturally cleansing, and housebroken.

There are three ways to install aptitude 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 aptitude Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

Install aptitude Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install aptitude

Install aptitude 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 aptitude using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install aptitude

How To Uninstall aptitude on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the aptitude package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove aptitude

Uninstall aptitude And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove aptitude

Remove aptitude Configurations and Data

To remove aptitude configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge aptitude

Remove aptitude configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge aptitude

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Summary

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