How To Install meson on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install meson on debian 9. meson is high-productivity build system

Introduction

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

What is meson

Meson is a build system designed to increase programmer productivity. It does this by providing a fast, simple and easy to use interface for modern software development tools and practices.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install meson

Install meson Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install meson

Install meson 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 meson using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install meson

How To Uninstall meson on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove meson

Uninstall meson And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove meson

Remove meson Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge meson

Remove meson configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge meson

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Summary

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