How To Install ferret on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install ferret on Debian 10. ferret is CASE tool for data model editing

Introduction

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

What is ferret

GNU Ferret (Free Entity Relationship and Reverse Engineering Tool) serves to edit data models. These can be implemented within a range of relational databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install ferret

Install ferret Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install ferret

Install ferret 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 ferret using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ferret

How To Uninstall ferret on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove ferret

Uninstall ferret And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ferret

Remove ferret Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ferret

Remove ferret configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ferret

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Summary

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