How to Install and Uninstall easy-rsa Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 26, 2022

This package eases the creation of certificates, for example for openvpn clients. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install easy-rsa Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements

  • 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 easy-rsa on Ubuntu 22.04

Install easy-rsa Ubuntu 22.04

easy-rsa 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 easy-rsa using APT

This is a popular method for installing Ubuntu packages since it’s simple to understand, even if you’re new to Linux. Following these steps to install easy-rsa 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. 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 easy-rsa Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install easy-rsa

Install easy-rsa 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 install aptitude

After installing it, you can now install easy-rsa, just 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. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude -y install easy-rsa

Uninstall easy-rsa on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu is difficult? You are mistaken; Anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just easy-rsa.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove easy-rsa

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall easy-rsa and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge easy-rsa

Conclusion

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