How to Install and Uninstall dita-ot on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 27, 2022

DITA Open Toolkit, or DITA-OT for short, is an independent, open source implementation of the OASIS owned and developed Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard XML data model for authoring and publishing. In this guide, I will show you how to install dita-ot on Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install dita-ot on Ubuntu 22.04

Install dita-ot Ubuntu 22.04

dita-ot is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install dita-ot using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install dita-ot on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install dita-ot Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt -y install dita-ot

Install dita-ot 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 dita-ot 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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo aptitude -y install dita-ot

Uninstall dita-ot on Ubuntu 22.04

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

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove dita-ot

To uninstall dita-ot and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge dita-ot


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