Ways to Uninstall or Install libvirt-clients on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 14, 2022

Libvirt is a C toolkit to interact with the virtualization capabilities of recent versions of Linux (and other OSes). The library aims at providing a long term stable C API for different virtualization mechanisms. It currently supports QEMU, KVM, XEN, OpenVZ, LXC, and VirtualBox. I will show you how to install libvirt-clients on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisites to install libvirt-clients on Ubuntu 22.04

Install libvirt-clients Ubuntu 22.04

libvirt-clients is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install libvirt-clients 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 get libvirt-clients on your Ubuntu.

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-get -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install libvirt-clients Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo apt-get install libvirt-clients

Install libvirt-clients using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already done so, run this command to install it.

sudo apt install aptitude

After that, you can now install libvirt-clients, just following these steps:

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 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 libvirt-clients Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude install libvirt-clients

Uninstall libvirt-clients on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how challenging it might be to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You’re wrong, anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a libvirt-clients.

If you installed libvirt-clients using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall libvirt-clients on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove libvirt-clients

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge libvirt-clients

Ending

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install libvirt-clients on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall libvirt-clients too. Please contact me if you require any assistance. I’d be delighted to respond.