How To Install empathy on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install empathy on Debian 10. empathy is GNOME multi-protocol chat and call client

Introduction

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

What is empathy

Instant messaging program supporting text, voice, video, file transfers and inter-application communication over many different protocols, including: AIM, Windows Live (MSN), Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP), Yahoo!, Salut, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise and ICQ. . This package contains the Empathy IM application and account manager.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install empathy

Install empathy Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install empathy

Install empathy 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 empathy using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install empathy

How To Uninstall empathy on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove empathy

Uninstall empathy And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove empathy

Remove empathy Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge empathy

Remove empathy configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge empathy

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Summary

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