How to Uninstall or Install tkabber on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 23, 2022

Tkabber is a GUI client for XMPP (Jabber) instant messaging protocol. It provides full support of basic XMPP specifications as well as many protocol extensions (XEPs), such as multi-user conferencing, file transfers, extensive handling of privacy lists and much more. Tkabber is written in Tcl/Tk and thus is easily extensible. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install tkabber on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install tkabber on Ubuntu 22.04

Install tkabber Ubuntu 22.04

tkabber 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 tkabber 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 tkabber on your Ubuntu.

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 -y update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install tkabber Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt install tkabber

Install tkabber using Aptitude

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

sudo apt install aptitude

Then, you can now install tkabber 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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo aptitude install tkabber

Uninstall tkabber 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 tkabber.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove tkabber

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge tkabber

Summary

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