How To Install cob-config on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install cob-config on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update cob-config.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is cob-config and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Kali Linux. This guide was written specifically with a server running Kali Linux 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 cob-config on Kali Linux. 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 cob-config 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 cob-config using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install gnucobol

Install cob-config using apt

Because cob-config is available in Kali Linux’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 cob-config using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install gnucobol

Install cob-config 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 Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install cob-config by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gnucobol

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install gnucobol

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 cob-config from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the cob-config package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove gnucobol

Uninstall cob-config and all its dependencies

To uninstall cob-config and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gnucobol

Remove cob-config with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gnucobol

Remove cob-config completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gnucobol

Extra info and code examples

OpenCOBOL implements substantial part of the COBOL 85 and COBOL 2002 standards, as well as many extensions of the existent compilers. OpenCOBOL translates COBOL into C and compiles the translated code using GCC.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install cob-config on Kali Linux

How To Install cob-config on Debian 11

How To Install cob-config on Fedora 34

How To Install cob-config on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install cob-config on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install cob-config on CentOS 8

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