How To Install hwloc-calc on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is hwloc-calc 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 hwloc-calc 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 hwloc-calc 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 hwloc-calc using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install hwloc

Install hwloc-calc using apt

Because hwloc-calc 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 hwloc-calc using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install hwloc

Install hwloc-calc 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 hwloc-calc by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install hwloc

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install hwloc

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 hwloc-calc from Debian 11

To uninstall only the hwloc-calc package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove hwloc

Uninstall hwloc-calc and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove hwloc

Remove hwloc-calc with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge hwloc

Remove hwloc-calc completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge hwloc

Extra info and code examples

Hardware Locality (hwloc) provides a portable abstraction (across OS, versions, architectures, ...) of the hierarchical topology of modern architectures. It primarily aims at helping high-performance computing applications with gathering information about the hardware so as to exploit it accordingly and efficiently. hwloc provides a hierarchical view of the machine, NUMA memory nodes, sockets, shared caches, cores and simultaneous multithreading. It also gathers various attributes such as cache and memory information. hwloc supports old kernels not having sysfs topology information, with knowledge of cpusets, offline cpus, and Kerrighed support This package contains utilities to show the topology of the machine (lstopo and hwloc-ls), manipulate cpu masks (hwloc-calc), and bind processes (hwloc-bind).

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install hwloc-calc on Kali Linux

How To Install hwloc-calc on Debian 11

How To Install hwloc-calc on Fedora 34

How To Install hwloc-calc on CentOS 8

How To Install hwloc-calc on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install hwloc-calc on Ubuntu 21.04

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