How To Install Ubuntu Cleaner on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Ubuntu Cleaner on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Ubuntu Cleaner on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Ubuntu Cleaner is a user-friendly application that consolidates various system maintenance tasks into a single, intuitive interface. Originally derived from the popular Ubuntu Tweak tool, it has evolved into a standalone solution tailored specifically for cleaning and optimizing Ubuntu installations.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Ubuntu Cleaner on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Ubuntu Cleaner on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install curl gpg gnupg2 software-properties-common apt-transport-https ca-certificates

This will ensure that you have the latest package versions and security updates installed, minimizing potential conflicts during the installation process.

Step 2. Installing Ubuntu Cleaner on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Method 1: Installing via PPA (Personal Package Archive)

By default, Ubuntu Cleaner is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Ubuntu Cleaner repository to your list of repositories:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gerardpuig/ppa

Next, refresh the APT cache and install Ubuntu Cleaner using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ubuntu-cleaner
  • Method 2: Installing from Source Code

If you prefer to install Ubuntu Cleaner from the source code, perhaps to access the latest development features or make custom modifications, follow these steps:

sudo apt install git python3-dev python3-setuptools python3-distutils-extra python3-pil python3-pil.imagetk

Clone the Ubuntu Cleaner repository from GitHub:

git clone https://github.com/gerardpuig/ubuntu-cleaner.git

Navigate to the cloned repository:

cd ubuntu-cleaner

Build and install Ubuntu Cleaner:

sudo python3 setup.py install

After successfully installing Ubuntu Cleaner, you can verify the installation by running the following command in the terminal:

ubuntu-cleaner --version

Step 3. Accessing Ubuntu Cleaner.

Once the installation is complete, you can start Ubuntu Cleaner by searching for “Ubuntu Cleaner” in the dashboard or by clicking on the Ubuntu Cleaner icon in the applications menu or you can start Ubuntu Cleaner by running the following command from your terminal:


Install Ubuntu Cleaner on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ubuntu Cleaner. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Ubuntu Cleaner on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Ubuntu Cleaner website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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