How To Install alpine on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install alpine on Ubuntu 22.04. alpine is Text-based email client, friendly for novices but powerful

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install alpine on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is alpine

alpine is:

Alpine is an upgrade of the well-known PINE email client. Its name derives from the use of the Apache License and its ties to PINE.

It features a full suite of support for mail protocols like IMAP and SMTP and security protocols like TLS. It uses curses for its interface.

There are three ways to install alpine on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install alpine Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install alpine

Install alpine Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install alpine

Install alpine 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 Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install alpine

How To Uninstall alpine on Ubuntu 22.04

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

sudo apt-get remove alpine

Uninstall alpine And Its Dependencies

To uninstall alpine and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove alpine

Remove alpine Configurations and Data

To remove alpine configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge alpine

Remove alpine configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge alpine

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install alpine package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.