How to Uninstall or Install libsmali-java on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 29, 2022

smali/baksmali is an assembler/disassembler for the dex format used by dalvik, Android’s Java VM implementation. The syntax is loosely based on Jasmin’s/dedexer’s syntax and supports the full functionality of the dex format like annotations, debug info and line info. In this guide, I will show you how to install libsmali-java on Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for libsmali-java to work
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install libsmali-java on Ubuntu 22.04

Install libsmali-java Ubuntu 22.04

libsmali-java 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 libsmali-java using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these steps to get libsmali-java on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try 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: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install libsmali-java Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get install libsmali-java

Install libsmali-java using Aptitude

Users can manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages with Aptitude and view a list of the packages that are currently available. You must run this command to install it if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After that, you can now install libsmali-java by following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

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

sudo aptitude install libsmali-java

Uninstall libsmali-java 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.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove libsmali-java

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge libsmali-java

Summary

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