How To Install atftp on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install atftp on Ubuntu 22.04. atftp is advanced TFTP client

Introduction

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

What is atftp

atftp is:

Interactive client for the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). Its usage is mainly for testing and debugging the atftp server. A TFTP client is usually implemented in UEFI/BIOS and bootstrap programs like pxelinux when booting from LAN. The atftp client also supports non-interactive invocation for easy use in scripts.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install atftp

Install atftp Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install atftp

Install atftp 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 atftp using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install atftp

How To Uninstall atftp on Ubuntu 22.04

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

sudo apt-get remove atftp

Uninstall atftp And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove atftp

Remove atftp Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge atftp

Remove atftp configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge atftp

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Summary

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