How To Install gaviotatb on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gaviotatb on Debian 10. gaviotatb is Gaviota chess endgame tablebases

Introduction

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

What is gaviotatb

Gaviota is a chess engine. Gaviota generates and uses its own Endgame Tablebases (EGTBs) with its own format. It contains “distance to mate” information, which is how many moves are needed to mate the opponent, or to be mated. This package provides the pre-generated Gaviota endgame tablebases.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gaviotatb

Install gaviotatb Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gaviotatb

Install gaviotatb 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 gaviotatb using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gaviotatb

How To Uninstall gaviotatb on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove gaviotatb

Uninstall gaviotatb And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gaviotatb

Remove gaviotatb Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gaviotatb

Remove gaviotatb configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gaviotatb

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Summary

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