How to Install or Uninstall libpwquality-tools Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 14, 2022

libpwquality’s purpose is to provide common functions for password quality checking and also scoring them based on their apparent randomness. The library also provides a function for generating random passwords with good pronounceability. In this guide, I will show you how to install libpwquality-tools on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

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

Prerequisites to install libpwquality-tools on Ubuntu 22.04

Install libpwquality-tools Ubuntu 22.04

libpwquality-tools 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 libpwquality-tools using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install libpwquality-tools on your Ubuntu.

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt -y install libpwquality-tools

Install libpwquality-tools using Aptitude

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

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install libpwquality-tools, just following these steps:

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo aptitude install libpwquality-tools

Uninstall libpwquality-tools 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 libpwquality-tools.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove libpwquality-tools

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge libpwquality-tools

Conclusion

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