How To Install ggrc on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install ginga

Install ggrc using apt

Because ggrc 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 ggrc using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ginga

Install ggrc 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 ggrc by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ginga

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ginga

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 ggrc from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove ginga

Uninstall ggrc and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ginga

Remove ggrc with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ginga

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ginga

Extra info and code examples

Ginga is a toolkit designed for building viewers for scientific image data in Python, visualizing 2D pixel data in numpy arrays. It can view astronomical data such as contained in files based on the FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) file format. It is written and is maintained by software engineers at the Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The Ginga toolkit centers around an image display object which supports zooming and panning, color and intensity mapping, a choice of several automatic cut levels algorithms and canvases for plotting scalable geometric forms. In addition to this widget, a general purpose "reference" FITS viewer is provided, based on a plugin framework. A fairly complete set of standard plugins are provided for features that is expected from a modern FITS viewer: panning and zooming windows, star catalog access, cuts, star pick/fwhm, thumbnails, etc. This package contains the image viewer based on Python 3.


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

See also:

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