How To Install hwloc on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install hwloc on Debian 10. hwloc is Hierarchical view of the machine - utilities

Introduction

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

What is hwloc

Hardware Locality (hwloc) provides a portable abstraction (across OS, versions, architectures, …) of the hierarchical topology of modern architectures. It primarily aims at helping high-performance computing applications with gathering information about the hardware so as to exploit it accordingly and efficiently. . hwloc provides a hierarchical view of the machine, NUMA memory nodes, sockets, shared caches, cores and simultaneous multithreading. It also gathers various attributes such as cache and memory information. . hwloc supports old kernels not having sysfs topology information, with knowledge of cpusets, offline cpus, and Kerrighed support . This package contains utilities to show the topology of the machine (lstopo and hwloc-ls), manipulate cpu masks (hwloc-calc), and bind processes (hwloc-bind).

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install hwloc

Install hwloc Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install hwloc

Install hwloc 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 hwloc using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install hwloc

How To Uninstall hwloc on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove hwloc

Uninstall hwloc And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove hwloc

Remove hwloc Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge hwloc

Remove hwloc configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge hwloc

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Summary

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