How To Install filecap on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install libcap-ng-utils

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

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

sudo apt -y install libcap-ng-utils

Install filecap using apt

Because filecap 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 filecap using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install libcap-ng-utils

Install filecap 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 filecap by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install libcap-ng-utils

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install libcap-ng-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 filecap from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove libcap-ng-utils

Uninstall filecap and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove libcap-ng-utils

Remove filecap with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge libcap-ng-utils

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge libcap-ng-utils

Extra info and code examples

This library implements the user-space interfaces to the POSIX 1003.1e capabilities available in Linux kernels. These capabilities are a partitioning of the all powerful root privilege into a set of distinct privileges. The libcap-ng library is intended to make programming with POSIX capabilities much easier than the traditional libcap library. This package contains utilities for analysing and setting file capabilities.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install filecap on Kali Linux

How To Install filecap on Debian 11

How To Install filecap on Fedora 34

How To Install filecap on CentOS 8

How To Install filecap on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install filecap on Ubuntu 21.04

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