How to Uninstall and Install weston on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 10, 2022

Part of the Wayland project is also the Weston reference implementation of a Wayland compositor. Weston can run as an X client or under Linux KMS and ships with a few demo clients. The Weston compositor is a minimal and fast compositor and is suitable for many embedded and mobile use cases. I will show you how to install weston on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Software Requirement

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install weston on Ubuntu 22.04

Install weston Ubuntu 22.04

weston 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 weston 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 get weston 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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt-get -y install weston

Install weston 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-get -y install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install weston by following these steps:

Step 1: Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude install weston

Uninstall weston on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu might be challenging? You’re wrong; any program, not just a weston, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

You can uninstall weston Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove weston

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge weston

Summary

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