How To Install launcher.properties on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install libcommons-launcher-java

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

What is launcher.properties 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 launcher.properties 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 launcher.properties 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 launcher.properties using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install libcommons-launcher-java

Install launcher.properties using apt

Because launcher.properties 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 launcher.properties using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install libcommons-launcher-java

Install launcher.properties 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 launcher.properties by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install libcommons-launcher-java

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install libcommons-launcher-java

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 launcher.properties from Debian 11

To uninstall only the launcher.properties package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove libcommons-launcher-java

Uninstall launcher.properties and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove libcommons-launcher-java

Remove launcher.properties with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge libcommons-launcher-java

Remove launcher.properties completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge libcommons-launcher-java

Extra info and code examples

Commons-launcher eliminates the need for a batch or shell script to launch a Java class. Some situations where elimination of a batch or shell script may be desirable are: * You want to avoid having to determining where certain application paths are e.g. your application's home directory, etc. Determining this dynamically in a Windows batch scripts is very tricky on some versions of Windows or when softlinks are used on Unix platforms. * You want to avoid having to handle native file and path separators or native path quoting issues. * You need to enforce certain system properties e.g. java.endorsed.dirs when running with JDK 1.4. * You want to allow users to pass in custom JVM arguments or system properties without having to parse and reorder arguments in your script. This can be tricky and/or messy in batch and shell scripts. * You want to bootstrap system properties from a configuration file instead hard-coding them in your batch and shell scripts. * You want to provide localized error messages which is very tricky to do in batch and shell scripts.

Conclusion

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

See also:

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How To Install launcher.properties on Fedora 34

How To Install launcher.properties on Debian 11

How To Install launcher.properties on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install launcher.properties on CentOS 8

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