How To Install metis on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install metis on Debian 10. metis is Serial Graph Partitioning and Fill-reducing Matrix Ordering. Binaries

Introduction

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

What is metis

METIS is a set of serial programs for partitioning graphs, partitioning finite element meshes, and producing fill reducing orderings for sparse matrices. The algorithms implemented in METIS are based on the multilevel recursive-bisection, multilevel k-way, and multi-constraint partitioning schemes. The package contains some binaries for graph analyzing.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install metis

Install metis Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install metis

Install metis 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 metis using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install metis

How To Uninstall metis on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove metis

Uninstall metis And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove metis

Remove metis Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge metis

Remove metis configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge metis

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Summary

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