How To Install bird2 on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install bird2 on Ubuntu 22.04. bird2 is Internet Routing Daemon

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install bird2 on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is bird2

bird2 is:

BIRD is an Internet routing daemon with full support for all the major routing protocols. It allows redistribution between protocols with a powerful route filtering syntax and an easy-to-use configuration interface.

BIRD supports IPv4 and IPv6 versions of OSPF, RIP, BGP and Babel routing protocols. It also supports supplementary protocols like BFD, RPKI-Router and IPv6 router advertisements.

There are three ways to install bird2 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 bird2 Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install bird2 using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install bird2

Install bird2 Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install bird2 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install bird2

Install bird2 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 bird2 using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install bird2

How To Uninstall bird2 on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the bird2 package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove bird2

Uninstall bird2 And Its Dependencies

To uninstall bird2 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove bird2

Remove bird2 Configurations and Data

To remove bird2 configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge bird2

Remove bird2 configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove bird2 configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge bird2

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install bird2 package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.