How To Install kakasi on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install kakasi

Install kakasi using apt

Because kakasi 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 kakasi using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install kakasi

Install kakasi 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 kakasi by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install kakasi

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install kakasi

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 kakasi from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove kakasi

Uninstall kakasi and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove kakasi

Remove kakasi with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge kakasi

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge kakasi

Extra info and code examples

KAKASI is the language processing filter to convert Kanji characters to Hiragana, Katakana or Romaji(1) and may be helpful to read Japanese documents. The name "KAKASI" is the abbreviation of "kanji kana simple inverter" and the inverse of SKK "simple kana kanji converter" which is developed by Masahiko Sato at Tohoku University. The most entries of the kakasi dictionary is derived form the SKK dictionaries. If you have some interests in the naming of "KAKASI", please consult to Japanese-English dictionary. :-) (1) "Romaji" is alphabetical description of Japanese pronunciation.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install kakasi on Kali Linux

How To Install kakasi on Debian 11

How To Install kakasi on CentOS 8

How To Install kakasi on Fedora 34

How To Install kakasi on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install kakasi on Ubuntu 21.04

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