How To Install archmbox on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install archmbox on Debian 10. archmbox is a simple email archiver written in perl

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install archmbox on Debian 10.

What is archmbox

Archmbox is a simple email archiver written in perl; it parses one or more mailboxes, selects some or all messages and then performs specific actions on the selected messages. At this time archmbox supports mbox and mbx mailbox formats. . Messages selection is based upon a date criteria; an absolute date or a days offset can be specified. It is also possible to refine the selection using regular expressions on the header fields of the message. All archived messages are stored in a new mailbox with the same name of the original one plus .archived as extension (this is the default, but can be changed); the archive mailbox can be saved in gz or bz2 compressed format as well.

There are three ways to install archmbox on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install archmbox Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install archmbox using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install archmbox

Install archmbox Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install archmbox using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install archmbox

Install archmbox 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 Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install archmbox using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install archmbox

How To Uninstall archmbox on Debian 10

To uninstall only the archmbox package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove archmbox

Uninstall archmbox And Its Dependencies

To uninstall archmbox and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove archmbox

Remove archmbox Configurations and Data

To remove archmbox configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge archmbox

Remove archmbox configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove archmbox configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge archmbox

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install archmbox on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.