How To Install rdistd on Ubuntu 22.04

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install rdist

Install rdistd using apt

Because rdistd 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 rdistd using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install rdist

Install rdistd 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 rdistd by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install rdist

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install rdist

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 rdistd from Ubuntu 22.04

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

sudo apt-get remove rdist

Uninstall rdistd and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove rdist

Remove rdistd with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge rdist

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge rdist

Extra info and code examples

hosts. If possible, RDist will preserve the owner, group, mode and mtime of files and it can update programs that are executing. Install rdist if you need to maintain identical copies of files on multiple hosts.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install rdistd on CentOS 8

How To Install rdistd on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install rdistd on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install rdistd on Kali Linux

How To Install rdistd on Debian 11

How To Install rdistd on Fedora 34

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