How To Install dh_pidgin on Ubuntu 21.04

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install pidgin-dev

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

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

sudo apt -y install pidgin-dev

Install dh_pidgin using apt

Because dh_pidgin 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 dh_pidgin using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install pidgin-dev

Install dh_pidgin 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 dh_pidgin by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install pidgin-dev

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install pidgin-dev

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 dh_pidgin from Ubuntu 21.04

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

sudo apt-get remove pidgin-dev

Uninstall dh_pidgin and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove pidgin-dev

Remove dh_pidgin with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge pidgin-dev

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge pidgin-dev

Extra info and code examples

This package contains the headers and other development files not included in the main pidgin package. Install this if you wish to compile your own plugins. If you are creating a pidgin plugin package, please be sure to read /usr/share/doc/pidgin-dev/README.Debian.dev after installing pidgin-dev.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install dh_pidgin on Kali Linux

How To Install dh_pidgin on CentOS 8

How To Install dh_pidgin on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install dh_pidgin on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install dh_pidgin on Debian 11

How To Install dh_pidgin on Fedora 34

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