How To Install ktap on Ubuntu 22.04

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is ktap 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 ktap 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 ktap 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 ktap using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ktap

Install ktap using apt

Because ktap 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 ktap using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ktap

Install ktap 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 ktap by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ktap

How to upgrade (update) a single package ktap 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 ktap, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ktap

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 ktap from Ubuntu 22.04

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

sudo apt-get remove ktap

Uninstall ktap and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ktap

Remove ktap with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ktap

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ktap

Extra info and code examples

ktap is a new script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux, it uses a scripting language and lets users trace the Linux kernel dynamically. ktap is designed to give operational insights with interoperability that allows users to tune, troubleshoot and extend kernel and application. It's similar with Linux Systemtap and Solaris Dtrace. ktap have different design principles from Linux mainstream dynamic tracing language in that it's based on bytecode, so it doesn't depend upon GCC, doesn't require compiling kernel module for each script, safe to use in production environment, fulfilling the embedded ecosystem's tracing needs.

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

See also:

How To Install ktap on CentOS 8

How To Install ktap on Fedora 34

How To Install ktap on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ktap on Ubuntu 21.04