How To Install geximon on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install geximon on Debian 10. geximon is a monitor for the exim MTA

Introduction

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

What is geximon

geximon is a Gtk2 reimplementation of eximon, an X monitor for the exim mail transport agent. It has all features of the original (tracking the log, managing the mail queue, plotting, etc.) and more. It also integrates with exiwhat (allowing you to manage active exim instances), exigrep, and eximstats. The interface is intuitive, compact, and easy to use.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install geximon

Install geximon Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install geximon

Install geximon 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 geximon using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install geximon

How To Uninstall geximon on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove geximon

Uninstall geximon And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove geximon

Remove geximon Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge geximon

Remove geximon configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge geximon

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Summary

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