How to Install or Uninstall memtool Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 15, 2022

memtool allows one to read and write memory mapped registers via /dev/mem. The commands are inspired by the respective commands of the barebox bootloader. This is handy during driver development to inspect and modify register settings. It can also be used to modify regular files and character devices (e.g. to paint to /dev/fb0). In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install memtool Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for memtool to work
  • Privileges: Check that you can run sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install memtool on Ubuntu 22.04

Install memtool Ubuntu 22.04

memtool is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install memtool 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 get memtool 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 the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can now install memtool Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get install memtool

Install memtool using Aptitude

If you haven’t already installed Aptitude on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing it, you can now install memtool, just following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

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

sudo aptitude -y install memtool

Uninstall memtool 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.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove memtool

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge memtool

Conclusion

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