How To Install ubuntu-distro-info on Ubuntu 21.04

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install distro-info

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

What is ubuntu-distro-info 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 ubuntu-distro-info 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 ubuntu-distro-info 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 ubuntu-distro-info using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install distro-info

Install ubuntu-distro-info using apt

Because ubuntu-distro-info 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 ubuntu-distro-info using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install distro-info

Install ubuntu-distro-info 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 ubuntu-distro-info by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install distro-info

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install distro-info

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 ubuntu-distro-info from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the ubuntu-distro-info package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove distro-info

Uninstall ubuntu-distro-info and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove distro-info

Remove ubuntu-distro-info with all configurations and data

To remove ubuntu-distro-info configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge distro-info

Remove ubuntu-distro-info completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge distro-info

Extra info and code examples

Information about all releases of Debian and Ubuntu. The distro-info script will give you the codename for e.g. the latest stable release of your distribution. To get information about a specific distribution there are the debian-distro-info and the ubuntu-distro-info scripts.

  • Maintainer: Benjamin Drung
  • Sources url: unknown
  • Section/Category: unknown

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install ubuntu-distro-info on CentOS 8

How To Install ubuntu-distro-info on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ubuntu-distro-info on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install ubuntu-distro-info on Kali Linux

How To Install ubuntu-distro-info on Debian 11

How To Install ubuntu-distro-info on Fedora 34

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