How To Install httpfs2 on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install httpfs2 on Debian 10. httpfs2 is FUSE filesystem for mounting files from http servers

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install httpfs2 on Debian 10.

What is httpfs2

httpfs2 is a FUSE based filesystem for mounting http or https URLS as files in the filesystem. There is no notion of listable directories in http so only a single URL can be mounted. The server must be able to send byte ranges.

There are three ways to install httpfs2 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 httpfs2 Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install httpfs2 using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install httpfs2

Install httpfs2 Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install httpfs2 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install httpfs2

Install httpfs2 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 httpfs2 using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install httpfs2

How To Uninstall httpfs2 on Debian 10

To uninstall only the httpfs2 package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove httpfs2

Uninstall httpfs2 And Its Dependencies

To uninstall httpfs2 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove httpfs2

Remove httpfs2 Configurations and Data

To remove httpfs2 configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge httpfs2

Remove httpfs2 configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove httpfs2 configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge httpfs2

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install httpfs2 on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.