Ways to Install or Uninstall openvswitch-common on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 21, 2022

Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer, software-based, Ethernet virtual switch. It is designed to enable massive network automation through programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces and protocols (e.g. NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow, SPAN, RSPAN, CLI, LACP, 802.1ag). In addition, it is designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers similar to VMware’s vNetwork distributed vswitch or Cisco’s Nexus 1000V. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install openvswitch-common Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • Operating system: openvswitch-common needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install openvswitch-common on Ubuntu 22.04

Install openvswitch-common Ubuntu 22.04

openvswitch-common 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 you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install openvswitch-common 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 openvswitch-common on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt-get install openvswitch-common

Install openvswitch-common 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-get -y install aptitude

Then, you can now install openvswitch-common 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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install openvswitch-common Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install openvswitch-common

Uninstall openvswitch-common 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 openvswitch-common.

You can uninstall openvswitch-common Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove openvswitch-common

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge openvswitch-common

Summary

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