Ways to Uninstall or Install dh-dist-zilla on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 15, 2022

dh-dist-zilla provides a debhelper sequence addon named ‘dist_zilla’, i.e. you can use it in your project’s debian/rules as “dh [email protected] –with dist-zilla”. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install dh-dist-zilla Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install dh-dist-zilla on Ubuntu 22.04

Install dh-dist-zilla Ubuntu 22.04

dh-dist-zilla is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you how to install it in various ways. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install dh-dist-zilla using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these steps to get dh-dist-zilla on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install dh-dist-zilla Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install dh-dist-zilla

Install dh-dist-zilla using Aptitude

Users can manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages with Aptitude and view a list of the packages that are currently available. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

Then, you can now install dh-dist-zilla by following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can now install dh-dist-zilla Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude -y install dh-dist-zilla

Uninstall dh-dist-zilla on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

If you installed dh-dist-zilla using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall dh-dist-zilla on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove dh-dist-zilla

If you want to uninstall dh-dist-zilla and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge dh-dist-zilla

Ending

In this guide, I showed you ways to install dh-dist-zilla on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall dh-dist-zilla too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.