How To Install execstack on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install execstack on Debian 10. execstack is ELF GNU_STACK program header editing utility

Introduction

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

What is execstack

The execstack package contains a utility which modifies (or adds) the GNU_STACK program header to ELF binaries, and allows changing the executable flag.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install execstack

Install execstack Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install execstack

Install execstack 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 execstack using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install execstack

How To Uninstall execstack on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove execstack

Uninstall execstack And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove execstack

Remove execstack Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge execstack

Remove execstack configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge execstack

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Summary

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