How to Install and Uninstall pcapfix on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 21, 2022

libpcap (Packet CAPture) provides a portable framework for low-level network monitoring. Network dumps based on libpcap can be made by tcpdump, wireshark and other tools. Sometimes those dumps can get corrupted by several reasons. Examples of this are a copy from Linux to Windows with a conversion to DOS/ Windows text file line ending (CR-LF) or a transfer over FTP in ASCII mode instead of BINARY mode. In this guide, I will show you ways to install pcapfix Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Check that you can run sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install pcapfix on Ubuntu 22.04

Install pcapfix Ubuntu 22.04

pcapfix 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 pcapfix 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 install pcapfix on your Ubuntu.

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

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo apt -y install pcapfix

Install pcapfix using Aptitude

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

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After installing, you can now install pcapfix by 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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install pcapfix Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo aptitude install pcapfix

Uninstall pcapfix 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 pcapfix using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall pcapfix on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove pcapfix

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge pcapfix

Conclusion

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