How to Install and Uninstall securefs on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 6, 2022

securefs mounts a regular directory onto a mount point. The mount point appears as a regular filesystem, where one can read/write/create files, directories and symbolic links. The underlying directory will be automatically updated to contain the encrypted and authenticated contents. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install securefs on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for securefs to work
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install securefs on Ubuntu 22.04

Install securefs Ubuntu 22.04

securefs 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 securefs using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these instructions to install securefs on your Ubuntu.

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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install securefs

Install securefs using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already done so, run this command to install it.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install securefs 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. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install securefs Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install securefs

Uninstall securefs on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how challenging it might be to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You’re wrong, anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a securefs.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove securefs

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge securefs

Conclusion

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install securefs on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall securefs too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require assistance. I’m delighted to respond.