How To Install gpa on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gpa on Debian 10. gpa is GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA)

Introduction

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

What is gpa

The GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA) is a graphical user interface for the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG). It can be used to encrypt, decrypt, and sign files, to verify signatures and to manage the private and public keys.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gpa

Install gpa Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gpa

Install gpa 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 gpa using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gpa

How To Uninstall gpa on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove gpa

Uninstall gpa And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gpa

Remove gpa Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gpa

Remove gpa configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gpa

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Summary

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