How To Install lzip on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install lzip on Debian 10. lzip is lossless data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm

Introduction

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

What is lzip

Lzip is a lossless data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm, with very safe integrity checking and a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip decompresses almost as fast as gzip and compresses better than bzip2, which makes it well suited for software distribution and data archiving.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install lzip

Install lzip Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install lzip

Install lzip 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 lzip using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install lzip

How To Uninstall lzip on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove lzip

Uninstall lzip And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove lzip

Remove lzip Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge lzip

Remove lzip configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge lzip

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Summary

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