How To Install grtrans on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install grtrans on Ubuntu 22.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update grtrans.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install fitsh

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is grtrans and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 22.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 22.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install grtrans on Ubuntu 22.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install grtrans using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install grtrans using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install fitsh

Install grtrans using apt

Because grtrans is available in Ubuntu 22.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install grtrans using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install fitsh

Install grtrans using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 22.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install grtrans by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fitsh

How to upgrade (update) a single package grtrans using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the grtrans, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install fitsh

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall grtrans from Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the grtrans package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove fitsh

Uninstall grtrans and all its dependencies

To uninstall grtrans and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fitsh

Remove grtrans with all configurations and data

To remove grtrans configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge fitsh

Remove grtrans completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to grtrans package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fitsh

Extra info and code examples

This software package provides independent binary programs (so called tasks) which performs various steps of astronomical image reduction and data processing. These tasks are designed for execution from a UNIX command line shell or shell script. Each of these tasks performs a specific operation (e.g. transforming an image to another reference frame, search and identifiy stars or other point-like sources, do photometry, transform/display a FITS image to a popular graphics format, ...) while the details of a certain operation are specified via command switches and arguments. Therefore this package does not need any higher level operating environment than a standard UNIX shell, however, processing the related data might require a little more knowledge of the used shell itself. If you find this program useful in your research, please cite 2012MNRAS.421.1825P as "2012, MNRAS, 421, 1825". See also the web page of the project, found at That page gathers information about the program (including documentation and examples), this is the primary download source of the package itself, and additionally, serves a public forum for the program users in various topics. Bug reports, comments and ideas are welcomed!


You now have a full guide on how to install grtrans using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the grtrans from Ubuntu 22.04.

See also:

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How To Install grtrans on CentOS 8

How To Install grtrans on Debian 11

How To Install grtrans on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install grtrans on Fedora 34

How To Install grtrans on Ubuntu 21.04