How to Install or Uninstall x3270 on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 23, 2022

x3270 opens a telnet connection to an IBM mainframe host in an X11 window. It can also connect to an IBM AS/400 as a 5250 terminal using the AS/400’s 3270 emulation. The window created by x3270 can use its own font for displaying characters, so it is a fairly accurate representation of an IBM 3278 or 3279. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install x3270 on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for x3270 to work
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install x3270 on Ubuntu 22.04

Install x3270 Ubuntu 22.04

x3270 is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install x3270 using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages since it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these instructions to get x3270 on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install x3270 Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo apt -y install x3270

Install x3270 using Aptitude

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

sudo apt -y install aptitude

Then, you can now install x3270 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. Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install x3270 Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo aptitude -y install x3270

Uninstall x3270 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 x3270.

If you installed x3270 using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall x3270 on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove x3270

If you want to uninstall x3270 and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge x3270

Summary

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install x3270 on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall x3270 too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.