How to Uninstall or Install kafkacat on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 19, 2022

kafkacat is a generic non-JVM producer and consumer for Apache Kafka 0.8, think of it as a netcat for Kafka. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install kafkacat on Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for kafkacat to work
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install kafkacat on Ubuntu 22.04

Install kafkacat Ubuntu 22.04

kafkacat 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 kafkacat using APT

This is a popular method for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to install kafkacat on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt-get install kafkacat

Install kafkacat using Aptitude

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

sudo apt install aptitude

After that, you can now install kafkacat by 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 -y update

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

sudo aptitude -y install kafkacat

Uninstall kafkacat 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 kafkacat, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove kafkacat

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge kafkacat

Conclusion

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