How To Install tkdiff on Ubuntu 21.04

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install tkcvs

Install tkdiff using apt

Because tkdiff 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 tkdiff using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install tkcvs

Install tkdiff 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 tkdiff by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install tkcvs

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install tkcvs

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 tkdiff from Ubuntu 21.04

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

sudo apt-get remove tkcvs

Uninstall tkdiff and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove tkcvs

Remove tkdiff with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge tkcvs

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge tkcvs

Extra info and code examples

TkCVS is a Tk based graphical interface to the CVS and Subversion version control systems. For CVS, it includes facilities for providing "user friendly" names to modules and directories within the repository, and provides a facility to interactively browse the repository looking for modules and directories. Some of the features of TkCVS include: File and directory browser, with optional display of hidden files, and display of the current directory's location within the CVS tree. Push-button based check-in / check-out of CVS modules. Ability to add and delete files from the repository also using push buttons. Module tree browser, and reports showing the structure of the CVS modules tree. Individual modules or entire directory trees may be checked out using the browser. Updating of files from the repository when they change. Tagging and branching of files from the file browser, and tagging and branching of modules from the module browser. Exporting a CVS module or directory from the repository for delivery off-site. Creation of patch files between two releases of a module, or between a release and the current (head) version. Viewing of diff and status listings for currently checked out modules.


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

See also:

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How To Install tkdiff on Kali Linux

How To Install tkdiff on CentOS 8

How To Install tkdiff on Fedora 34

How To Install tkdiff on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install tkdiff on Debian 11