How To Install autoproject on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install autoproject on Debian 10. autoproject is create a skeleton source package for a new program

Introduction

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

What is autoproject

autoproject interviews the user, then creates a source package for a new program which follows the GNU programming standards. The new package uses autoconf to configure itself, and automake to create the Makefile. . The idea is that you execute autoproject just once when you start a new project. It will ask a few questions, then create a new directory and populate it with standard files, customized for the new project. . Optionally, the new package will use a command line parser generator. Currently, autoproject supports two parser generators: clig by Harald Kirsch [email protected] (see http://wsd.iitb.fhg.de/software/), and autogen by Bruce Korb [email protected] (see http://autogen.sf.net/).

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install autoproject

Install autoproject Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install autoproject

Install autoproject 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 autoproject using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install autoproject

How To Uninstall autoproject on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove autoproject

Uninstall autoproject And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove autoproject

Remove autoproject Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge autoproject

Remove autoproject configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge autoproject

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Summary

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