Ways to Install or Uninstall icedtea-netx Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 4, 2022

NetX provides a drop-in replacement for javaws (Java Web Start). Since upstream NetX is dead, the IcedTea Web project is hosting a fork of the original code. However, as icedtea-web has evolved to complex set of tools, extensions and tests, it has now only a few lines of code shared with the original implementation. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install icedtea-netx on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • OS: icedtea-netx needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install icedtea-netx on Ubuntu 22.04

Install icedtea-netx Ubuntu 22.04

icedtea-netx 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 icedtea-netx 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 get icedtea-netx on your Ubuntu.

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

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install icedtea-netx Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install icedtea-netx

Install icedtea-netx 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, you can now install icedtea-netx 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 -y update

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

sudo aptitude install icedtea-netx

Uninstall icedtea-netx on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu might be challenging? You’re wrong; any program, not just a icedtea-netx, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

This command can be used to uninstall icedtea-netx from Ubuntu 22.04 if it was installed using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove icedtea-netx

If you want to uninstall icedtea-netx and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge icedtea-netx

Ending

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