How To Install lttng-memtop on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install lttng-memtop on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update lttng-memtop.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install python3-lttnganalyses

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

What is lttng-memtop and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Kali Linux. This guide was written specifically with a server running Kali Linux 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 lttng-memtop on Kali Linux. 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 lttng-memtop 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 lttng-memtop using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install python3-lttnganalyses

Install lttng-memtop using apt

Because lttng-memtop is available in Kali Linux’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 lttng-memtop using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install python3-lttnganalyses

Install lttng-memtop 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 Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install lttng-memtop by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install python3-lttnganalyses

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install python3-lttnganalyses

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 lttng-memtop from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the lttng-memtop package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove python3-lttnganalyses

Uninstall lttng-memtop and all its dependencies

To uninstall lttng-memtop and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove python3-lttnganalyses

Remove lttng-memtop with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge python3-lttnganalyses

Remove lttng-memtop completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge python3-lttnganalyses

Extra info and code examples

The LTTng project aims at providing highly efficient tracing tools for Linux. Its tracers help tracking down performance issues and debugging problems involving multiple concurrent processes and threads. Tracing across multiple systems is also possible. This package contains various tools to analyse LTTng kernel traces and extract monitoring data and metrics. As opposed to other diagnostic or monitoring solutions, this approach is designed to allow users to record their system's activity with a low overhead, wait for a problem to occur and then diagnose its cause offline.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install lttng-memtop on Kali Linux

How To Install lttng-memtop on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install lttng-memtop on Debian 11

How To Install lttng-memtop on Fedora 34

How To Install lttng-memtop on CentOS 8

How To Install lttng-memtop on Ubuntu 21.04

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