How To Install k2pdfopt on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install k2pdfopt on Debian 10. k2pdfopt is PDF Reflow tool

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install k2pdfopt on Debian 10.

What is k2pdfopt

K2pdfopt optimizes PDF/DJVU files for mobile e-readers (e.g. the Kindle) and smartphones. It works well on multi-column PDF/DJVU files and can re-flow text even on scanned PDF files. It can also be used as a general PDF copying/ cropping/re-sizing/OCR-ing manipulation tool. It can generate native or bitmapped PDF output, with an optional OCR layer.

There are three ways to install k2pdfopt 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 k2pdfopt Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install k2pdfopt using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install k2pdfopt

Install k2pdfopt Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install k2pdfopt using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install k2pdfopt

Install k2pdfopt 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 k2pdfopt using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install k2pdfopt

How To Uninstall k2pdfopt on Debian 10

To uninstall only the k2pdfopt package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove k2pdfopt

Uninstall k2pdfopt And Its Dependencies

To uninstall k2pdfopt and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove k2pdfopt

Remove k2pdfopt Configurations and Data

To remove k2pdfopt configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge k2pdfopt

Remove k2pdfopt configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove k2pdfopt configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge k2pdfopt

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install k2pdfopt on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.