How to Uninstall or Install stress on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 17, 2022

‘stress’ is a tool that imposes a configurable amount of CPU, memory, I/O, or disk stress on a POSIX-compliant operating system and reports any errors it detects. I will show you how to install stress on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Software Requirement

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for stress to work
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install stress on Ubuntu 22.04

Install stress Ubuntu 22.04

stress 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 stress 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 stress on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install stress Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install stress

Install stress using Aptitude

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

sudo apt-get install aptitude

Then, you can now install stress 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, you can install stress Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude install stress

Uninstall stress 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.

If you installed stress using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall stress on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove stress

To uninstall stress and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge stress

Summary

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