How To Install menhir on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install menhir on debian 9. menhir is Parser generator for OCaml

Introduction

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

What is menhir

Menhir is a LR(1) parser generator for OCaml. It is mostly compatible with the standard ocamlyacc and has the following enhancements:

  • it accepts LR(1) grammars,
  • it offers parameterized nonterminal symbols as well as a library of standard definitions,
  • it explains conflicts in terms of the grammar,
  • it allows grammar specifications to be split over multiple files and parametrized by OCaml modules,
  • it produces reentrant parsers.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install menhir

Install menhir Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install menhir

Install menhir 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 menhir using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install menhir

How To Uninstall menhir on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove menhir

Uninstall menhir And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove menhir

Remove menhir Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge menhir

Remove menhir configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge menhir

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Summary

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