How To Install autoreconf2.64 on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install autoreconf2.64 on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update autoreconf2.64.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install autoconf2.64

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

What is autoreconf2.64 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 autoreconf2.64 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 autoreconf2.64 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 autoreconf2.64 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install autoconf2.64

Install autoreconf2.64 using apt

Because autoreconf2.64 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 autoreconf2.64 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install autoconf2.64

Install autoreconf2.64 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 autoreconf2.64 by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install autoconf2.64

How to upgrade (update) a single package autoreconf2.64 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 autoreconf2.64, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install autoconf2.64

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 autoreconf2.64 from Debian 11

To uninstall only the autoreconf2.64 package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove autoconf2.64

Uninstall autoreconf2.64 and all its dependencies

To uninstall autoreconf2.64 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove autoconf2.64

Remove autoreconf2.64 with all configurations and data

To remove autoreconf2.64 configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge autoconf2.64

Remove autoreconf2.64 completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to autoreconf2.64 package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge autoconf2.64

Extra info and code examples

This obsolete version is required to build GCC (>= 4.3.3), newlib, and probably some others toolchain related packages.

  • Maintainer: Debian GCC Maintainers
  • Sources url: unknown
  • Section/Category: unknown

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install autoreconf2.64 using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the autoreconf2.64 from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install autoreconf2.64 on Kali Linux

How To Install autoreconf2.64 on Debian 11

How To Install autoreconf2.64 on Fedora 34

How To Install autoreconf2.64 on CentOS 8

How To Install autoreconf2.64 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install autoreconf2.64 on Ubuntu 21.04

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