How to Install or Uninstall rootlesskit Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 16, 2022

The purpose of RootlessKit is to run Docker and Kubernetes as an unprivileged user (known as “Rootless mode”), so as to protect the real root on the host from potential container-breakout attacks. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install rootlesskit on Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements

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

Prerequisites to install rootlesskit on Ubuntu 22.04

Install rootlesskit Ubuntu 22.04

rootlesskit 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 rootlesskit 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 install rootlesskit on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install rootlesskit Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt -y install rootlesskit

Install rootlesskit 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 -y install aptitude

After that, you can now install rootlesskit, 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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

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

sudo aptitude -y install rootlesskit

Uninstall rootlesskit on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu might be challenging? You’re wrong; any program, not just a rootlesskit, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

If you installed rootlesskit using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall rootlesskit on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove rootlesskit

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall rootlesskit and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge rootlesskit

Summary

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