How To Install gftp on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install gftp on debian 9. gftp is X/GTK+ and console FTP client (metapackage)

Introduction

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

What is gftp

gFTP is a multithreaded FTP client, available in two versions:

  • version for X, written using GLib and GTK+
  • version for the console, using only GLib . This is an upgrade convenience package, it’s only useful for depending on.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gftp

Install gftp Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gftp

Install gftp 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 gftp using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gftp

How To Uninstall gftp on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove gftp

Uninstall gftp And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gftp

Remove gftp Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gftp

Remove gftp configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gftp

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Summary

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