How To Install lxterminal on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install lxterminal on Debian 10. lxterminal is LXDE terminal emulator

Introduction

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

What is lxterminal

LXTerminal is a VTE-based terminal emulator for the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). . It supports multiple tabs and has only minimal dependencies thus being completely desktop-independent. In order to reduce memory usage and increase the performance, all instances of the terminal are sharing a single process.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install lxterminal

Install lxterminal Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install lxterminal

Install lxterminal 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 lxterminal using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install lxterminal

How To Uninstall lxterminal on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove lxterminal

Uninstall lxterminal And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove lxterminal

Remove lxterminal Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge lxterminal

Remove lxterminal configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge lxterminal

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Summary

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