How to Uninstall and Install lightsquid Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 6, 2022

If you use SQUID, some time your want see how your user eat traffic. Lightsquid analyses SQUID’s log file. You could see graphical reports through the web CGI. The reports show per user data and per site data. It is easy to customize output HTML. I will show you how to install lightsquid on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Prerequisites to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install lightsquid on Ubuntu 22.04

Install lightsquid Ubuntu 22.04

lightsquid 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 lightsquid 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 instructions to install lightsquid 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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

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

sudo apt -y install lightsquid

Install lightsquid 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 it, you can now install lightsquid, 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. Launch the terminal and enter 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 lightsquid Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install lightsquid

Uninstall lightsquid 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 lightsquid.

If you installed lightsquid using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall lightsquid on Ubuntu by following this step:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove lightsquid

To uninstall lightsquid and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge lightsquid

Conclusion

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