How To Install db2man on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install db2man on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update db2man.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install docbook-utils

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

What is db2man 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 db2man 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 db2man 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 db2man using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install docbook-utils

Install db2man using apt

Because db2man 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 db2man using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install docbook-utils

Install db2man 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 db2man by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install docbook-utils

How to upgrade (update) a single package db2man 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 db2man, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install docbook-utils

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 db2man from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the db2man package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove docbook-utils

Uninstall db2man and all its dependencies

To uninstall db2man and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove docbook-utils

Remove db2man with all configurations and data

To remove db2man configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge docbook-utils

Remove db2man completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to db2man package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge docbook-utils

Extra info and code examples

The docbook-utils is a set of a few small programs intended to ease everyday use of technical documentation software and more generally use of SGML and XML. Tasks they currently accomplish are: * jw: convert DocBook files to other formats (HTML, RTF, Postscript, PDF). * sgmldiff: detect the differences in markup between two SGML files. * docbook2man: converts a DocBook refentry to a man page.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install db2man using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the db2man from Kali Linux.

See also:

How To Install db2man on Kali Linux

How To Install db2man on Debian 11

How To Install db2man on Fedora 34

How To Install db2man on CentOS 8

How To Install db2man on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install db2man on Ubuntu 21.04

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