How To Install gsnd on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install ghostscript

Install gsnd using apt

Because gsnd 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 gsnd using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ghostscript

Install gsnd 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 gsnd by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ghostscript

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ghostscript

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 gsnd from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove ghostscript

Uninstall gsnd and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ghostscript

Remove gsnd with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ghostscript

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ghostscript

Extra info and code examples

interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Ghostscript translates PostScript code into many common, bitmapped formats, like those understood by your printer or screen. Ghostscript is normally used to display PostScript files and to print PostScript files to non-PostScript printers. If you need to display PostScript files or print them to non-PostScript printers, you should install ghostscript. If you install ghostscript, you also need to install the ghostscript-fonts package.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install gsnd on Kali Linux

How To Install gsnd on Debian 11

How To Install gsnd on Fedora 34

How To Install gsnd on CentOS 8

How To Install gsnd on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install gsnd on Ubuntu 21.04

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