How To Install gabedit on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install gabedit on Kali Linux. gabedit is graphical user interface to Ab Initio packages

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install gabedit on Kali Linux.

What is gabedit

Gabedit is a graphical user interface to computational chemistry packages like:

  • MPQC
  • GAMESS-US
  • Gaussian
  • Molcas
  • Molpro
  • Q-Chem

These Ab Initio software packages might run locally or on a remote server (supporting FTP, RSH and SSH). Gabedit can display a variety of calculation results including most major molecular file formats. The advanced “Molecule Builder” allows one to rapidly sketch in molecules and examine them in 3D. Graphics can further be exported to various formats, including animations.

There are three ways to install gabedit on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install gabedit Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gabedit

Install gabedit Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gabedit

Install gabedit 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 Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install gabedit

How To Uninstall gabedit on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove gabedit

Uninstall gabedit And Its Dependencies

To uninstall gabedit and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gabedit

Remove gabedit Configurations and Data

To remove gabedit configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge gabedit

Remove gabedit configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gabedit

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Summary

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