How to Uninstall or Install mtr Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 20, 2022

mtr combines the functionality of the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ programs in a single network diagnostic tool. In this guide, I will show you how to install mtr on Ubuntu 22.04.

Software Requirement

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

Prerequisites to install mtr on Ubuntu 22.04

Install mtr Ubuntu 22.04

mtr 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 mtr 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 install mtr on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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 mtr Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get install mtr

Install mtr using Aptitude

You must run this command to install Aptitude if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

Then, you can now install mtr, just following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting 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-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude -y install mtr

Uninstall mtr 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 mtr using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall mtr on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove mtr

If you want to uninstall mtr and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge mtr

Conclusion

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