In this tutorial we will learn how to install ant on Ubuntu 22.04. Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line build tool similar to
make for Java applications. Ant has built-in tasks allowing developers to compile, assemble, test, and run Java applications. In addition to Java applications, Ant can also be used to build non Java applications, for instance C or C++ applications.
Install ant on Ubuntu 22.04 Using apt-get
Users can use the package managers
aptitude to install ant on Ubuntu 22.04. Therefore, we will be showing you all three examples.
Install ant Using apt-get
First we update the apt database using the following command.
$ sudo apt-get update
Run the following command to install
$ sudo apt-get -y install ant
Install ant Using apt
This is similar to the
apt-get option above. Run the following commands:
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt -y install ant
In the example above we have combined the two commands using the logical AND (&&) command. Find out more details about running multiple commands in the command-line.
Install ant Using aptitude
You wouldn’t naturally use this method since aptitude is not installed on Ubuntu by default. You can find a guide showing how to install aptitude here.
Once installed, you can start by updating the apt database using aptitude as follows:
$ sudo aptitude update
Run the following command to run the installation:
$ sudo aptitude -y install ant
How To Uninstall ant on Ubuntu 22.04
Now that you know how to install ant on Ubuntu 22.04 it is prudent to know how to uninstall it in case you need to do so. Once gain we will show you how it is done using the package managers
Uninstall ant Only
To uninstall just the ant package we will use the following command:
$ sudo apt-get remove ant
Uninstall ant and its Dependencies
Run the command below to uninstall ant and its dependencies as long as they are no longer needed on your Ubuntu 22.04 Linux system.
$ sudo apt-get -y autoremove ant
Uninstall ant and Remove all Configurations and Data
Use the command below to remove ant configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 while uninstalling it.
$ sudo apt-get -y purge ant
Remove ant Configuration, Data, and Dependencies
We can extend the previous two commands to remove ant configurations, data and all of its dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ant
You can use the same commands above using apt or aptitude by simply replacing apt-get with either apt or aptitude.
In this tutorial we showed how to install ant on Ubuntu 22.04 using the three package management tools namely:
aptitude. As a convenient bonus we also showed you how to uninstall
ant, its data and configurations as well as its dependencies.