How To Install gapcmon on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install apcupsd

Install gapcmon using apt

Because gapcmon 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 gapcmon using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install apcupsd

Install gapcmon 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 gapcmon by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install apcupsd

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install apcupsd

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 gapcmon from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove apcupsd

Uninstall gapcmon and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove apcupsd

Remove gapcmon with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge apcupsd

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge apcupsd

Extra info and code examples

apcupsd provides UPS power management for APC products, including most BackUPS series models (including USB), SmartUPS V/S, SmartUPS (NET/RM), and Matrix series. It controls and monitors the status of UPS and allows your computer to run for a specified length of time on UPS power, and then executes a controlled shutdown in the case of an extended power failure.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install gapcmon on Kali Linux

How To Install gapcmon on Debian 11

How To Install gapcmon on Fedora 34

How To Install gapcmon on CentOS 8

How To Install gapcmon on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install gapcmon on Ubuntu 21.04

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