How To Install dimstrap on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install xbuilder

Install dimstrap using apt

Because dimstrap 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 dimstrap using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install xbuilder

Install dimstrap 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 dimstrap by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install xbuilder

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install xbuilder

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 dimstrap from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove xbuilder

Uninstall dimstrap and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove xbuilder

Remove dimstrap with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge xbuilder

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge xbuilder

Extra info and code examples

This package contains scripts to run a batch-job of cross-builds, using various methods, on a list of source packages. It also has a simple cross-bootstraping helper (using build-profiles), and scripts for generating html tables summarising the results of a build run, and generating the packagelists to build. It is not a proper buildd, or smart in any way, just really a collection of scripts wrtten for a particular task. Nevertheless they remain useful for this particular job.

  • Maintainer: Wookey
  • Sources url: unknown
  • Section/Category: unknown

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install dimstrap on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install dimstrap on Kali Linux

How To Install dimstrap on Debian 11

How To Install dimstrap on Fedora 34

How To Install dimstrap on CentOS 8

How To Install dimstrap on Ubuntu 22.04

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