How To Install gpredict on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gpredict on Debian 10. gpredict is Satellite tracking program

Introduction

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

What is gpredict

Gpredict is a real time satellite tracking and orbit prediction program for the Linux desktop. It uses the SGP4/SDP4 propagation algorithms together with NORAD two-line element sets (TLE). . Some core features of Gpredict include: .

  • Tracking of a large number of satellites only limited by the physical memory and processing power of the computer
  • Display the tracking data in lists, maps, polar plots and any combination of these
  • Have many modules open at the same either in a notebook or in their own windows. The modules can also run in full-screen mode
  • You can use many ground stations
  • Predict upcoming passes
  • Gpredict can run in real-time, simulated real-time (fast forward and backward), and manual time control
  • Detailed information both the real time and non-real time modes
  • Doppler tuning of radios via Hamlib rigctld
  • Antenna rotator control via Hamlib rotctld

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gpredict

Install gpredict Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gpredict

Install gpredict 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 gpredict using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gpredict

How To Uninstall gpredict on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove gpredict

Uninstall gpredict And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gpredict

Remove gpredict Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gpredict

Remove gpredict configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gpredict

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Summary

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