How To Install cantata on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install cantata on debian 9. cantata is Qt client for the music player daemon (MPD)

Introduction

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

What is cantata

Cantata is a graphical front-end for the music player daemon, MPD. It provides many tools to view and manage the music collection including: .

  • library - sorted by album, artist, track, directory
  • albums with cover art
  • user defined playlists
  • dynamic playlists
  • streams, internet radio
  • lyrics
  • artist information from Wikipedia
  • device support for USB mass storage, MTP and CDs

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install cantata

Install cantata Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install cantata

Install cantata 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 cantata using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cantata

How To Uninstall cantata on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove cantata

Uninstall cantata And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cantata

Remove cantata Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge cantata

Remove cantata configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cantata

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Summary

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