How to Install or Uninstall ggcov Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: August 30, 2022

This is a simple GUI for browsing C test coverage data gathered by programs instrumented with “gcc –coverage”. Hence it’s a graphical replacement for the “gcov” program that comes with gcc. I will show you how to install ggcov on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Requirements to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for ggcov to work
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install ggcov on Ubuntu 22.04

Install ggcov Ubuntu 22.04

ggcov 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 ggcov 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 instructions to install ggcov 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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt -y install ggcov

Install ggcov using Aptitude

If you didn’t install Aptitude on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install ggcov, just following these steps:

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

sudo apt update

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

sudo aptitude install ggcov

Uninstall ggcov 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 ggcov using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall ggcov on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove ggcov

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge ggcov

Conclusion

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