How To Install metacity on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install metacity on Debian 10. metacity is lightweight GTK+ window manager

Introduction

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

What is metacity

Metacity is a small window manager, using GTK+ to do everything. . As the author says, metacity is a “Boring window manager for the adult in you. Many window managers are like Marshmallow Froot Loops; Metacity is like Cheerios.” . This package contains the core binaries.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install metacity

Install metacity Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install metacity

Install metacity 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 metacity using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install metacity

How To Uninstall metacity on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove metacity

Uninstall metacity And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove metacity

Remove metacity Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge metacity

Remove metacity configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge metacity

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Summary

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