How to Install and Uninstall siege Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 8, 2022

Siege is an regression test and benchmark utility. It can stress test a single URL with a user defined number of simulated users, or it can read many URLs into memory and stress them simultaneously. The program reports the total number of hits recorded, bytes transferred, response time, concurrency, and return status. Siege supports HTTP/1.0 and 1.1 protocols, the GET and POST directives, cookies, transaction logging, and basic authentication. Its features are configurable on a per user basis. I will show you how to install siege on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Software Requirement

  • OS: siege needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install siege on Ubuntu 22.04

Install siege Ubuntu 22.04

siege 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 siege using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install siege on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update the APT database to fetch 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 siege Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install siege

Install siege using Aptitude

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

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After that, you can now install siege 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. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude install siege

Uninstall siege 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 siege Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove siege

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge siege

Ending

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