How To Install glhack on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install glhack on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update glhack.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is glhack and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Kali Linux. This guide was written specifically with a server running Kali Linux 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 glhack on Kali Linux. 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 glhack 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 glhack using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install glhack

Install glhack using apt

Because glhack is available in Kali Linux’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 glhack using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install glhack

Install glhack 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 Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install glhack by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install glhack

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install glhack

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 glhack from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove glhack

Uninstall glhack and all its dependencies

To uninstall glhack and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove glhack

Remove glhack with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge glhack

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge glhack

Extra info and code examples

glHack is a port of the game NetHack, using hardware acceleration via OpenGL(R) to render the 2D tile graphics. It uses LibSDL as the video and input library. There is good support for software rendering (without OpenGL) as well. glHack is just one of the many NetHack front-ends. Others include the original text-terminal (TTY) version, one for the X Window System, and one for GNOME called GnomeHack. See the official NetHack website for complete information about the actual game.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install glhack on CentOS 8

How To Install glhack on Kali Linux

How To Install glhack on Debian 11

How To Install glhack on Fedora 34

How To Install glhack on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install glhack on Ubuntu 21.04

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