How To Install ldap-git-backup on Ubuntu 22.04

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install ldap-git-backup

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

What is ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ldap-git-backup

Install ldap-git-backup using apt

Because ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ldap-git-backup

Install ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ldap-git-backup

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ldap-git-backup

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 ldap-git-backup from Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the ldap-git-backup package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove ldap-git-backup

Uninstall ldap-git-backup and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ldap-git-backup

Remove ldap-git-backup with all configurations and data

To remove ldap-git-backup configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge ldap-git-backup

Remove ldap-git-backup completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ldap-git-backup

Extra info and code examples

ldap-git-backup (creates and) updates a Git repository which contains the current LDIF dump of an LDAP directory. Given that writes are rare in an LDAP directory and confined to a few entries for each write Git will store the entire history of an LDAP directory in a space efficient way. By default the backups are done with slapcat from OpenLDAP but can be done with any command that dumps the current contents of an LDAP directory in LDIF format.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Kali Linux

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Debian 11

How To Install ldap-git-backup on CentOS 8

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Fedora 34

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