How To Install 6ft on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install 6ft on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update 6ft.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install pftools

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is 6ft and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install 6ft on Ubuntu 21.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install 6ft using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install 6ft using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install pftools

Install 6ft using apt

Because 6ft is available in Ubuntu 21.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install 6ft using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install pftools

Install 6ft 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 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install 6ft by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install pftools

How to upgrade (update) a single package 6ft using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the 6ft, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install pftools

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall 6ft from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the 6ft package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove pftools

Uninstall 6ft and all its dependencies

To uninstall 6ft and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove pftools

Remove 6ft with all configurations and data

To remove 6ft configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge pftools

Remove 6ft completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to 6ft package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge pftools

Extra info and code examples

The pftools package contains all the software necessary to build protein and DNA generalized profiles and use them to scan and align sequences, and search databases. File formats used by the pftools * Generalized profiles format and syntax. * The multiple sequence alignment format (PSA). * The extended header multiple sequence alignment format (XPSA). Programs to build generalized profiles pfmake Build a profile from a multiple sequence alignment. pfscale Fit parameters of an extreme-value distribution to a profile score list. pfw Weight sequences of a multiple sequence alignment to correct for sampling bias. Programs to search with generalized profiles pfsearch / pfsearchV3 Search a protein or DNA sequence library for sequence segments matching a profile (V3 is the new version of this tool). pfscan Scan a protein or DNA sequence with a profile library Conversion programs psa2msa Reformat PSA file to Pearson/Fasta multiple sequence alignment file. ptof Convert a protein profile into a frame-search profile to search DNA sequences. To be used with 2ft. 2ft Converts both strands of DNA into so-called interleaved frame-translated DNA sequences to search with protein profiles. To be used with ptof. 6ft Translates all six reading frames of a double-stranded DNA sequence into individual protein sequences. pfgtop Convert a profile in GCG format into PROSITE format. pfhtop Convert a HMMER1 ASCII-formatted HMM into an equivalent PROSITE profile. ptoh Converts a generalized profile into an approximately equivalent HMM profile in HMMER1 format (can be read by the hmmconvert program from the HMMER2 package).


You now have a full guide on how to install 6ft using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the 6ft from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

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How To Install 6ft on Kali Linux

How To Install 6ft on Debian 11