How To Install gambc on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gambc on Debian 10. gambc is Gambit Scheme interpreter and compiler

Introduction

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

What is gambc

The gambc package includes a Scheme interpreter and a Scheme compiler which can be used to build standalone executables. The thread system is very efficient and can support millions of concurrent processes. . The Gambit system conforms to the R4RS, R5RS and IEEE Scheme standards. The full numeric tower is implemented, including: infinite precision integers (bignums), rationals, inexact reals (floating point numbers), and complex numbers. Gambit supports a number of extensions to the standards.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gambc

Install gambc Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gambc

Install gambc 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 gambc using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gambc

How To Uninstall gambc on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove gambc

Uninstall gambc And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gambc

Remove gambc Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gambc

Remove gambc configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gambc

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Summary

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