How to Install and Uninstall voms-clients on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 21, 2022

The Virtual Organization Membership Service (VOMS) is an attribute authority which serves as central repository for VO user authorization information, providing support for sorting users into group hierarchies, keeping track of their roles and other attributes in order to issue trusted attribute certificates and SAML assertions used in the Grid environment for authorization purposes. In this guide, I will show you how to install voms-clients on Ubuntu 22.04.

Software Requirement

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

Prerequisites to install voms-clients on Ubuntu 22.04

Install voms-clients Ubuntu 22.04

voms-clients 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 voms-clients using APT

This is a popular method for installing Ubuntu packages since it’s simple to understand, even if you’re new to Linux. Following these steps to install voms-clients on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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

sudo apt -y update

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

sudo apt-get install voms-clients

Install voms-clients using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt install aptitude

Then, you can now install voms-clients, just following these steps:

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

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude install voms-clients

Uninstall voms-clients 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 voms-clients Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove voms-clients

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge voms-clients

Conclusion

In this guide, I showed you ways to install voms-clients on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall voms-clients too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.