How To Install lavacli on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install lavacli on Debian 10. lavacli is LAVA XML-RPC command line interface

Introduction

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

What is lavacli

LAVA is a continuous integration system for deploying operating systems onto physical and virtual hardware for running tests. Tests can be simple boot testing, bootloader testing and system level testing, although extra hardware may be required for some system tests. Results are tracked over time and data can be exported for further analysis. . This package provides a user space command line interface to any LAVA (Linaro Automated Validation Architecture) instance for submitting test jobs or querying the instance for device and job status over XML-RPC. A user account on the instance is needed to create and use authentication tokens for some calls. The list of calls supported is described on the API section of the LAVA instance.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install lavacli

Install lavacli Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install lavacli

Install lavacli 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 lavacli using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install lavacli

How To Uninstall lavacli on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove lavacli

Uninstall lavacli And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove lavacli

Remove lavacli Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge lavacli

Remove lavacli configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge lavacli

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Summary

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