How To Install mkinstalldirs on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install mkinstalldirs on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update mkinstalldirs.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install r-base-core

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install r-base-core

Install mkinstalldirs using apt

Because mkinstalldirs is available in Kali Linux’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 mkinstalldirs using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install r-base-core

Install mkinstalldirs 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 Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install r-base-core

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install r-base-core

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 mkinstalldirs from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove r-base-core

Uninstall mkinstalldirs and all its dependencies

To uninstall mkinstalldirs and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove r-base-core

Remove mkinstalldirs with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge r-base-core

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge r-base-core

Extra info and code examples

R is a system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists of a language plus a run-time environment with graphics, a debugger, access to certain system functions, and the ability to run programs stored in script files. The design of R has been heavily influenced by two existing languages: Becker, Chambers & Wilks' S and Sussman's Scheme. Whereas the resulting language is very similar in appearance to S, the underlying implementation and semantics are derived from Scheme. The core of R is an interpreted computer language which allows branching and looping as well as modular programming using functions. Most of the user-visible functions in R are written in R. It is possible for the user to interface to procedures written in the C, C++, or FORTRAN languages for efficiency, and many of R's core functions do so. The R distribution contains functionality for a large number of statistical procedures and underlying applied math computations. There is also a large set of functions which provide a flexible graphical environment for creating various kinds of data presentations. Additionally, several thousand extension "packages" are available from CRAN, the Comprehensive R Archive Network, many also as Debian packages, named 'r-cran-'. This package provides the core GNU R system from which only the optional documentation packages r-base-html, r-doc-html, r-doc-pdf and r-doc-info have been split off to somewhat reduce the size of this package.


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

See also:

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