How To Install filtergen on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install filtergen on Debian 10. filtergen is packet filter generator for various firewall systems

Introduction

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

What is filtergen

filtergen is a packet filter generator. It compiles a fairly high-level description language into iptables, ipchains, or ipfilter scripts (and has bits of support for Cisco IOS access lists).

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install filtergen

Install filtergen Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install filtergen

Install filtergen 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 filtergen using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install filtergen

How To Uninstall filtergen on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove filtergen

Uninstall filtergen And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove filtergen

Remove filtergen Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge filtergen

Remove filtergen configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge filtergen

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Summary

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