How To Install autoconf on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install autoconf on Debian 10. autoconf is automatic configure script builder

Introduction

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

What is autoconf

The standard for FSF source packages. This is only useful if you write your own programs or if you extensively modify other people’s programs. . For an extensive library of additional Autoconf macros, install the `autoconf-archive’ package. . This version of autoconf is not compatible with scripts meant for Autoconf 2.13 or earlier.

There are three ways to install autoconf 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 autoconf Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install autoconf

Install autoconf Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install autoconf

Install autoconf 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 autoconf using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install autoconf

How To Uninstall autoconf on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove autoconf

Uninstall autoconf And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove autoconf

Remove autoconf Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge autoconf

Remove autoconf configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge autoconf

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Summary

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