Ways to Uninstall or Install mtx on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 7, 2022

MTX can be used to manipulate autoloaders and tape libraries, such as loading, unloading and switching tapes automatically. This is necessary glue for using backup software like Amanda or Bacula together with these devices. I will show you how to install mtx on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Requirements

  • OS: mtx needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install mtx on Ubuntu 22.04

Install mtx Ubuntu 22.04

mtx 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 mtx 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 instructions to install mtx on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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. 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 now install mtx Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get install mtx

Install mtx 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 -y install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install mtx, 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 this Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude -y install mtx

Uninstall mtx 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 mtx.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove mtx

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge mtx

Ending

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