How to Install or Uninstall obfs4proxy on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 21, 2022

obfs4proxy is a tool that attempts to circumvent censorship by transforming the Tor traffic between the client and the bridge. This way censors, who usually monitor traffic between the client and the bridge, will see innocent-looking transformed traffic instead of the actual Tor traffic. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install obfs4proxy Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for obfs4proxy to work
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install obfs4proxy on Ubuntu 22.04

Install obfs4proxy Ubuntu 22.04

obfs4proxy 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 obfs4proxy using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages since it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these instructions to get obfs4proxy on your Ubuntu.

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. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install obfs4proxy Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install obfs4proxy

Install obfs4proxy using Aptitude

Users can manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages with Aptitude and view a list of the packages that are currently available. You must run this command to install it if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install obfs4proxy by 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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install obfs4proxy Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install obfs4proxy

Uninstall obfs4proxy on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a package.

If you installed obfs4proxy using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall obfs4proxy on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove obfs4proxy

If you want to uninstall obfs4proxy and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge obfs4proxy

Ending

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install obfs4proxy on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall obfs4proxy too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.