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How To Install ant on Ubuntu 22.04

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 apt-get, apt, or 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 ant:

$ 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 apt-get, apt, or aptitude.

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 Closing

In this tutorial we showed how to install ant on Ubuntu 22.04 using the three package management tools namely: apt, apt-get, and aptitude. As a convenient bonus we also showed you how to uninstall ant, its data and configurations as well as its dependencies.

Official ant website
ant page on packages.ubuntu.com
Official aptitude website
aptitude page on packages.ubuntu.com

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