How to Uninstall and Install hsx2hs on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 3, 2022

HSX (Haskell Source with XML) allows literal XML syntax in Haskell source code. The hsx2hs preprocessor translates .hsx source files into ordinary .hs files. Literal XML syntax is translated into function calls for creating XML values of the appropriate forms. hsx2hs transforms literal XML syntax into a series of function calls. Any project can make use of the syntax by providing definitions for those functions, and the XML values produced will be of the types specified. This works for any types, since hsx2hs doesn’t make any assumptions, or inserts any information depending on types. XMLGenerator defines a few typeclasses that together cover the functions injected by the preprocessor. A project that uses these classes to provide the semantics for the injected syntax will be able to use any functions written in terms of these, allowing better code reusability than if each project defines its own semantics for the XML syntax. Also, the classes makes it possible to use the literal syntax at different types within the same module. Achieving that is not as simple as it may seem, but the XMLGenerator module provides all the necessary machinery. In this guide, I will show you ways to install hsx2hs Ubuntu 22.04.


  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install hsx2hs on Ubuntu 22.04

Install hsx2hs Ubuntu 22.04

hsx2hs 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 hsx2hs 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 install hsx2hs on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install hsx2hs Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install hsx2hs

Install hsx2hs using Aptitude

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

sudo apt -y install aptitude

Then, you can now install hsx2hs by following these steps:

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. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install hsx2hs Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install hsx2hs

Uninstall hsx2hs 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 hsx2hs.

You can uninstall hsx2hs Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove hsx2hs

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall hsx2hs and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge hsx2hs


In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install hsx2hs on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall hsx2hs too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.