Ways to Install or Uninstall sagan on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 8, 2022

Sagan is a multi-threaded, real time system- and event-log monitoring system, but with a twist. Sagan uses a “Snort” like rule set for detecting malicious events happening on your network and/or computer systems. If Sagan detects a potentially bad event, that event can be stored to a Snort database (MySQL/PostgreSQL), send it to a SIEM tool like Prelude, or send an email. Sagan is meant to be used in a ‘centralized’ logging environment, but will work fine as part of a standalone Host IDS system for workstations. I will show you how to install sagan on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Prerequisites to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for sagan to work
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install sagan on Ubuntu 22.04

Install sagan Ubuntu 22.04

sagan is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install sagan using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to get sagan on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get install sagan

Install sagan using Aptitude

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

sudo apt install aptitude

Then, you can now install sagan, just following these steps:

Step 1: Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo aptitude install sagan

Uninstall sagan 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.

You can uninstall sagan on Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove sagan

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge sagan

Summary

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