How To Install exabgp on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install exabgp

Install exabgp using apt

Because exabgp 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 exabgp using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install exabgp

Install exabgp 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 exabgp by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install exabgp

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install exabgp

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 exabgp from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove exabgp

Uninstall exabgp and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove exabgp

Remove exabgp with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge exabgp

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge exabgp

Extra info and code examples

ExaBGP allows engineers to control their network from commodity servers. Think of it as Software Defined Networking using BGP by transforming BGP messages into friendly plain text or JSON. Current documented use cases include DDOS mitigation, network visualisation, service high availability, anycast. It features ASN4 (RFC 4893), IPv6 (RFC 4760), MPLS (RFC 4659), VPLS (RFC 4762), Flow (RFC 5575), Graceful Restart (RFC 4724), Enhanced Route Refresh (RFC 7313), AIGP (RFC 7311) and more.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install exabgp on Debian 11

How To Install exabgp on Kali Linux

How To Install exabgp on Fedora 34

How To Install exabgp on CentOS 8

How To Install exabgp on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install exabgp on Ubuntu 21.04

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