Install Luakit Browser on Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri - Step by step guide ?


Luakit browser is built on top of webkit for a better and lightweight browsing experience. It helps users navigate faster, supports tabs, and comes under a GNU license. It is written in the Lua programming language. Therefore the application name drives from both Lua and Webkit. You do not need Lua or webkit installed before installing the browser packages.

Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Open-source Software Installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install Luakit browser on Ubuntu 21.10 distribution.


Steps to install Luakit Browser on Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri

1. Perform System Update

Start by updating the system with the below command:

$ sudo apt update


2. Install Luakit Browser on the system

Now install Luakit Browser on the Ubuntu system with the below command:

$ sudo apt install luakit


3. Verify the Luakit Browser Installation

Now we will confirm if the browser is installed using the command line:

$ luakit --version


How to Launch Luakit Browser ?

You can launch Luakit Browser via either the command line or the graphical user interface.


How to Uninstall Luakit Browser From Ubuntu ?

Now we will remove Luakit from our Ubuntu system with the below command:

$ sudo apt remove luakit


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Conclusion

This article covers how to install luakit on your Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, Luakit is a highly-configurable browser framework based on WebKitGTK+. It is very fast and extensible by Lua. It is primarily targeted at power users, developers and any people with too much time on their hands who want to have fine-grained control over their web browser's behavior and interface.


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