How To Install s5 on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install s5 on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update s5.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install s5

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

What is s5 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 s5 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 s5 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 s5 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install s5

Install s5 using apt

Because s5 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 s5 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install s5

Install s5 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 s5 by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install s5

How to upgrade (update) a single package s5 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 s5, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install s5

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 s5 from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the s5 package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove s5

Uninstall s5 and all its dependencies

To uninstall s5 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove s5

Remove s5 with all configurations and data

To remove s5 configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge s5

Remove s5 completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to s5 package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge s5

Extra info and code examples

S5 is a slide show format based entirely on XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. With one file, you can run a complete slide show and have a printer-friendly version as well. The markup used for the slides is very simple, highly semantic, and completely accessible. Anyone with even a smidgen of familiarity with HTML or XHTML can look at the markup and figure out how to adapt it to their particular needs. Anyone familiar with CSS can create their own slide show theme. It's totally simple, and it's totally standards-driven. The name S5 stands for "Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System".


You now have a full guide on how to install s5 using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the s5 from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install s5 on CentOS 8

How To Install s5 on Kali Linux

How To Install s5 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install s5 on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install s5 on Fedora 34

How To Install s5 on Debian 11