How To Install pius on Ubuntu 22.04

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install pius

Install pius using apt

Because pius 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 pius using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install pius

Install pius 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 pius by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install pius

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install pius

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 pius from Ubuntu 22.04

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

sudo apt-get remove pius

Uninstall pius and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove pius

Remove pius with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge pius

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge pius

Extra info and code examples

After a key-signing party, pius (the PGP Individual UID Signer) signs each uid on a GPG key individually. Each signature is encrypted and mailed to the email address associated with that particular uid. As a result of this process, the recipient can choose which signatures to import. Also, signatures of inactive uids are not delivered. This tool greatly reduces time and error when signing keys. Other tools herein are useful for organizers: pius-keyring-mgr builds a party keyring from a CSV file or by scanning mailboxes, and pius-party-worksheet generates a worksheet as a hand out. If someone has not signed your key, pius-report can analyze a party keyring and remind them. This version supports GPGv2 and uses it by default.


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

See also:

How To Install pius on Kali Linux

How To Install pius on Debian 11

How To Install pius on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install pius on Fedora 34

How To Install pius on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install pius on CentOS 8