How To Install prelink on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install prelink on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update prelink.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 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 prelink on Ubuntu 21.04. 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 prelink 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 prelink using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install prelink

Install prelink using apt

Because prelink is available in Ubuntu 21.04’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 prelink using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install prelink

Install prelink 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 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install prelink

Extra info and code examples

The prelink package contains a utility which modifies ELF shared libraries and executables, so that far fewer relocations need to be resolved at runtime and thus programs come up faster.

  • Maintainer: Geoffrey Thomas
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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install prelink using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the prelink from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install prelink on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install prelink on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install prelink on CentOS 8

How To Install prelink on Kali Linux

How To Install prelink on Debian 11

How To Install prelink on Fedora 34

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