How To Install pxboot on Ubuntu 21.04

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install phyx

Install pxboot using apt

Because pxboot 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 pxboot using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install phyx

Install pxboot 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 pxboot by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install phyx

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install phyx

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 pxboot from Ubuntu 21.04

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

sudo apt-get remove phyx

Uninstall pxboot and all its dependencies

To uninstall pxboot and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove phyx

Remove pxboot with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge phyx

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge phyx

Extra info and code examples

phyx provides a convenient, lightweight and inclusive toolkit consisting of programs spanning the wide breadth of programs utilized by researchers performing phylogenomic analyses. Modeled after Unix/GNU/Linux command line tools, individual programs perform a single task and operate on standard I/O streams. A result of this stream-centric approach is that, for most programs, only a single sequence or tree is in memory at any moment. Thus, large datasets can be processed with minimal memory requirements. phyx’s ever-growing complement of programs consists of over 35 programs focused on exploring, manipulating, analyzing and simulating phylogenetic objects (alignments, trees and MCMC logs). As with standard Unix command line tools, these programs can be piped (together with non-phyx tools), allowing the easy construction of efficient analytical pipelines.


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

See also:

How To Install pxboot on Kali Linux

How To Install pxboot on Debian 11

How To Install pxboot on Fedora 34

How To Install pxboot on CentOS 8

How To Install pxboot on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install pxboot on Ubuntu 21.04