How to Uninstall or Install opl3-soundfont on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 25, 2022

This package provides a soundfont (sf2) that can be used by FluidSynth, Timidity and WildMidi to play MIDI (and MIDI-like files) using the samples created by the OPL3 (SB16/YM262) chip. This also allows applications like DOSBox, ZDoom and others to play back MIDI without having to emulate the OPL3, which can be costly in terms of CPU usage to emulate accurately. In this guide, I will show you ways to install opl3-soundfont Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install opl3-soundfont on Ubuntu 22.04

Install opl3-soundfont Ubuntu 22.04

opl3-soundfont is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install opl3-soundfont using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to get opl3-soundfont on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install opl3-soundfont Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get -y install opl3-soundfont

Install opl3-soundfont using Aptitude

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

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After that, you can now install opl3-soundfont, 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. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install opl3-soundfont Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install opl3-soundfont

Uninstall opl3-soundfont 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.

This command can be used to uninstall opl3-soundfont from Ubuntu 22.04 if it was installed using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove opl3-soundfont

If you want to uninstall opl3-soundfont and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge opl3-soundfont

Summary

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install opl3-soundfont on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall opl3-soundfont too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.