How To Install debarchiver on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install debarchiver on Debian 10. debarchiver is tool to handle Debian package archives

Introduction

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

What is debarchiver

This tool can sort packages into a directory structure that apt-get and similar tools can use as an installation source (arranged in an old-style simple repository layout without package pools). It is meant to be used by administrators who need special packages, or tweaked versions to ease administration. . Package files placed in debarchiver’s incoming directory along with the corresponding generated “.changes” file will be sorted by a cronjob into the appropriate directory of the repository.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install debarchiver

Install debarchiver Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install debarchiver

Install debarchiver 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 debarchiver using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install debarchiver

How To Uninstall debarchiver on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove debarchiver

Uninstall debarchiver And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove debarchiver

Remove debarchiver Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge debarchiver

Remove debarchiver configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge debarchiver

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Summary

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