How To Install lasmerge on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install lasmerge on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update lasmerge.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install liblas-bin

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

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

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 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 lasmerge on Ubuntu 21.04. 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 lasmerge 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 lasmerge using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install liblas-bin

Install lasmerge using apt

Because lasmerge is available in Ubuntu 21.04’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 lasmerge using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install liblas-bin

Install lasmerge 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 Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install liblas-bin

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install liblas-bin

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 lasmerge from Ubuntu 21.04

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

sudo apt-get remove liblas-bin

Uninstall lasmerge and all its dependencies

To uninstall lasmerge and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove liblas-bin

Remove lasmerge with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge liblas-bin

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge liblas-bin

Extra info and code examples

libLAS is a C/C++ library for reading and writing ASPRS LAS versions 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 data. The LAS format is a sequential binary format used to store data from sensors and as intermediate processing storage by some LiDAR-related applications. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is an optical remote sensing technology that measures properties of scattered light to find range and/or other information of a distant target. The prevalent method to determine distance to an object or surface is to use laser pulses. This package contains the essential toolset to manage LiDAR data: lasinfo, lasmerge, las2las, las2txt, txt2las, las2ogr.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install lasmerge using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the lasmerge from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install lasmerge on CentOS 8

How To Install lasmerge on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install lasmerge on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install lasmerge on Kali Linux

How To Install lasmerge on Debian 11

How To Install lasmerge on Fedora 34

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