How To Install geg on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install geg on debian 9. geg is GTK+ Equation Grapher

Introduction

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

What is geg

geg is a very simple utility for parsing and plotting 2D-functions, eg f(x) = 3 + sin(x), and much more complicated functions of course. It is written with GTK+ and provides a neat, configurable user interface.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install geg

Install geg Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install geg

Install geg 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 geg using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install geg

How To Uninstall geg on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove geg

Uninstall geg And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove geg

Remove geg Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge geg

Remove geg configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge geg

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Summary

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