Ways to Install or Uninstall dh-sysuser Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 14, 2022

dh-sysuser provides a debhelper sequence addon named ‘sysuser’ and command ‘dh_sysuser’, which provide declarating way to ensure, that required users are present after package installation and correctly handled after package removal. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install dh-sysuser on Ubuntu 22.04.


  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for dh-sysuser to work
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install dh-sysuser on Ubuntu 22.04

Install dh-sysuser Ubuntu 22.04

dh-sysuser 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 that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install dh-sysuser using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux beginner. Following these steps to get dh-sysuser on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install dh-sysuser Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install dh-sysuser

Install dh-sysuser using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install dh-sysuser by following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install dh-sysuser Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install dh-sysuser

Uninstall dh-sysuser on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu might be challenging? You’re wrong; any program, not just a dh-sysuser, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

You can uninstall dh-sysuser on Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove dh-sysuser

If you want to uninstall dh-sysuser and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge dh-sysuser


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