How To Install gperf on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gperf on Debian 10. gperf is Perfect hash function generator

Introduction

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

What is gperf

gperf is a program that generates perfect hash functions for sets of key words. . A perfect hash function is simply: A hash function and a data structure that allows recognition of a key word in a set of words using exactly 1 probe into the data structure.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gperf

Install gperf Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gperf

Install gperf 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 gperf using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gperf

How To Uninstall gperf on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove gperf

Uninstall gperf And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gperf

Remove gperf Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gperf

Remove gperf configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gperf

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Summary

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