How To Install gkdebconf on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gkdebconf on Debian 10. gkdebconf is Helper to reconfigure packages with Debconf

Introduction

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

What is gkdebconf

This is a program that helps one using the “dpkg-reconfigure” tool. It is basically a graphical frontend. It makes life easier showing a simple menu of packages which can be reconfigured with Debconf and the Debconf frontends that can be used for the reconfiguration.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gkdebconf

Install gkdebconf Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gkdebconf

Install gkdebconf 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 gkdebconf using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gkdebconf

How To Uninstall gkdebconf on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove gkdebconf

Uninstall gkdebconf And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gkdebconf

Remove gkdebconf Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gkdebconf

Remove gkdebconf configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gkdebconf

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Summary

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