Ways to Install or Uninstall gatb-core Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 24, 2022

The GATB-CORE project provides a set of highly efficient algorithms to analyse NGS data sets. These methods enable the analysis of data sets of any size on multi-core desktop computers, including very huge amount of reads data coming from any kind of organisms such as bacteria, plants, animals and even complex samples (e.g. metagenomes). Read more about GATB at https://gatb.inria.fr/. By itself GATB-CORE is not an NGS data analysis tool. However, it can be used to create such tools. There already exist a set of ready-to-use tools relying on GATB-CORE library: see https://gatb.inria.fr/software/ In this guide, I will show you ways to install gatb-core Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements to install

  • Operating system: gatb-core needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install gatb-core on Ubuntu 22.04

Install gatb-core Ubuntu 22.04

gatb-core 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 gatb-core using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to get gatb-core on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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. 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 gatb-core Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt install gatb-core

Install gatb-core using Aptitude

If you haven’t already installed Aptitude on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt install aptitude

Then, you can now install gatb-core, 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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install gatb-core Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo aptitude install gatb-core

Uninstall gatb-core 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 gatb-core.

If you installed gatb-core using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall gatb-core on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove gatb-core

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge gatb-core


In this guide, I showed you ways to install gatb-core on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall gatb-core too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.