How To Install bssadmin on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install ion

Install bssadmin using apt

Because bssadmin 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 bssadmin using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ion

Install bssadmin 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 bssadmin by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ion

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ion

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 bssadmin from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove ion

Uninstall bssadmin and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ion

Remove bssadmin with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ion

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ion

Extra info and code examples

Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) software distribution is an implementation of Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) architecture as described in Internet RFC 4838. This is a suite of communication protocol implementations designed to support mission operation communications across an end-to-end interplanetary network, which might include on-board (flight) subnets, in-situ planetary or lunar networks, proximity links, deep space links, and terrestrial internets. Included in the ION software distribution are the following packages: * ici (interplanetary communication infrastructure) a set of libraries that provide flight-software-compatible support for functions on which the other packages rely * bp (bundle protocol), an implementation of the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) architecture's Bundle Protocol. * dgr (datagram retransmission), a UDP reliability system that implements congestion control and is designed for relatively high performance. * ltp (licklider transmission protocol), a DTN convergence layer for reliable transmission over links characterized by long or highly variable delay. * ams - an implementation of the CCSDS Asynchronous Message Service. * cfdp - a class-1 (Unacknowledged) implementation of the CCSDS File Delivery Protocol. This package contains the binary files.

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

See also:

How To Install bssadmin on Debian 11

How To Install bssadmin on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install bssadmin on Fedora 34

How To Install bssadmin on CentOS 8

How To Install bssadmin on Ubuntu 22.04