How To Install dmktools on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install dmktools on Debian 10. dmktools is tools for manipulating floppy disk images in the dmk format

Introduction

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

What is dmktools

Emulators such as OpenMSX attempt to emulate a real machine as best as possible. Some copy protection schemes rely on unformatted or bad sectors on floppy disks. The dmk format allows disk images to contain such unusual configurations. This package contains tools for generating and manipulating dmk image files.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install dmktools

Install dmktools Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install dmktools

Install dmktools 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 dmktools using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dmktools

How To Uninstall dmktools on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove dmktools

Uninstall dmktools And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dmktools

Remove dmktools Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge dmktools

Remove dmktools configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dmktools

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Summary

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