How To Install gfmd on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gfmd on Debian 10. gfmd is Gfarm file system metadata server

Introduction

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

What is gfmd

The Gfarm file system is designed to turn commodity PCs into nodes of a distributed storage network, implementing the Grid Datafarm architecture for global petascale data-intensive computing. It solves performance and reliability problems in NFS and AFS by means of multiple file replicas, and not only prevents performance degradation due to access concentration, but also supports fault tolerance and disaster recovery. . This package provides the Gfarm metadata server, which equips a host to function as a server node managing file system metadata.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gfmd

Install gfmd Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gfmd

Install gfmd 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 gfmd using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gfmd

How To Uninstall gfmd on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove gfmd

Uninstall gfmd And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gfmd

Remove gfmd Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gfmd

Remove gfmd configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gfmd

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Summary

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