How To Install acorn.js on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install acorn.js on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update acorn.js.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install node-acorn

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

What is acorn.js and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Debian 11. This guide was written specifically with a server running Debian 11 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 acorn.js on Debian 11. 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 acorn.js 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 acorn.js using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install node-acorn

Install acorn.js using apt

Because acorn.js is available in Debian 11’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 acorn.js using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install node-acorn

Install acorn.js 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 11. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install acorn.js by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install node-acorn

How to upgrade (update) a single package acorn.js 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 acorn.js, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install node-acorn

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 acorn.js from Debian 11

To uninstall only the acorn.js package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove node-acorn

Uninstall acorn.js and all its dependencies

To uninstall acorn.js and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove node-acorn

Remove acorn.js with all configurations and data

To remove acorn.js configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge node-acorn

Remove acorn.js completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge node-acorn

Extra info and code examples

Acorn is a tiny, fast JavaScript parser written in JavaScript. acorn.js defines the main parser interface. The library also comes with a error-tolerant parser and an abstract syntax tree walker, defined in other files. This package contains the acorn module for Node.js. This package contain also the small wrapper acorn-node. Node.js is an event-based server-side JavaScript engine.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install acorn.js using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the acorn.js from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install acorn.js on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install acorn.js on Kali Linux

How To Install acorn.js on Debian 11

How To Install acorn.js on Fedora 34

How To Install acorn.js on CentOS 8

How To Install acorn.js on Ubuntu 22.04

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