How To Install fluidsynth on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install fluidsynth on Debian 10. fluidsynth is Real-time MIDI software synthesizer

Introduction

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

What is fluidsynth

Fluidsynth is a real-time midi synthesizer based on the soundfont2 specifications. It can be used to render MIDI input or MIDI files to audio. The MIDI events are read from a MIDI device. The sound is rendered in real-time to the sound output device.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install fluidsynth

Install fluidsynth Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install fluidsynth

Install fluidsynth 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 fluidsynth using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fluidsynth

How To Uninstall fluidsynth on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove fluidsynth

Uninstall fluidsynth And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fluidsynth

Remove fluidsynth Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge fluidsynth

Remove fluidsynth configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fluidsynth

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Summary

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