How to Install and Uninstall perf-tools-unstable on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 26, 2022

A miscellaneous collection of in-development and unsupported performance analysis tools for Linux perf_events, aka the “perf” command, and ftrace. Both perf_events and ftrace are core Linux tracing tools, and are included in the Linux kernel source. I will show you how to install perf-tools-unstable on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Prerequisites to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install perf-tools-unstable on Ubuntu 22.04

Install perf-tools-unstable Ubuntu 22.04

perf-tools-unstable 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 perf-tools-unstable 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 steps to install perf-tools-unstable 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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo apt-get -y install perf-tools-unstable

Install perf-tools-unstable using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install perf-tools-unstable 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 this Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install perf-tools-unstable Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install perf-tools-unstable

Uninstall perf-tools-unstable 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.

You can uninstall perf-tools-unstable Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove perf-tools-unstable

To uninstall perf-tools-unstable and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge perf-tools-unstable

Conclusion

In this guide, I showed you ways to install perf-tools-unstable on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall perf-tools-unstable too. Please contact me if you require any assistance. I’d be delighted to respond.