How To Install afterstep on Ubuntu 21.04

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is afterstep 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 afterstep 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 afterstep 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 afterstep using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install afterstep

Install afterstep using apt

Because afterstep 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 afterstep using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install afterstep

Install afterstep 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 afterstep by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install afterstep

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install afterstep

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 afterstep from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the afterstep package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove afterstep

Uninstall afterstep and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove afterstep

Remove afterstep with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge afterstep

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge afterstep

Extra info and code examples

AfterStep is a window manager based on FVWM which attempts to emulate the NEXTSTEP look and feel, while retaining the configurability of its predecessor. Note that this window manager makes extensive use of the color palette. If you have only an 8-bit color display, it will run as packaged, but you may want to modify the configuration to use fewer colors. AfterStep is a continuation of the BowMan window manager project, but the name was changed to reflect the desire that it do more than simply emulate and become a valuable window manager in its own right.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install afterstep on CentOS 8

How To Install afterstep on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install afterstep on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install afterstep on Kali Linux

How To Install afterstep on Debian 11

How To Install afterstep on Fedora 34

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