How To Install aptfs on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install aptfs on debian 9. aptfs is FUSE filesystem for APT source repositories

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install aptfs on debian 9.

What is aptfs

AptFs is a FUSE-based filesystem that provides a view to unpacked Debian source packages (obtained via APT) as regular folders. Binary packages are modelled as symbolic links pointing to their respective source package.

There are three ways to install aptfs on debian 9. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install aptfs Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install aptfs

Install aptfs Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install aptfs

Install aptfs 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 aptfs using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install aptfs

How To Uninstall aptfs on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove aptfs

Uninstall aptfs And Its Dependencies

To uninstall aptfs and its dependencies that are no longer needed by debian 9, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove aptfs

Remove aptfs Configurations and Data

To remove aptfs configuration and data from debian 9 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge aptfs

Remove aptfs configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge aptfs

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install aptfs on debian 9 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.