How To Install mpg123-oss on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install mpg123-oss on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update mpg123-oss.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install mpg123

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

What is mpg123-oss 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 mpg123-oss 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 mpg123-oss 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 mpg123-oss using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mpg123

Install mpg123-oss using apt

Because mpg123-oss 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 mpg123-oss using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mpg123

Install mpg123-oss 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 mpg123-oss by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install mpg123

How to upgrade (update) a single package mpg123-oss 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 mpg123-oss, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install mpg123

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 mpg123-oss from Debian 11

To uninstall only the mpg123-oss package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove mpg123

Uninstall mpg123-oss and all its dependencies

To uninstall mpg123-oss and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove mpg123

Remove mpg123-oss with all configurations and data

To remove mpg123-oss configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge mpg123

Remove mpg123-oss completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to mpg123-oss package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge mpg123

Extra info and code examples

mpg123 is a real time MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 audio player/decoder for layers 1, 2 and 3 (MPEG 1.0 layer 3 also known as MP3). This package contains output plugins for several audio systems, including OSS4, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA), JACK, PortAudio, PulseAudio, OpenAL and the Network Audio System (NAS).

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install mpg123-oss using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the mpg123-oss from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install mpg123-oss on Kali Linux

How To Install mpg123-oss on Debian 11

How To Install mpg123-oss on Fedora 34

How To Install mpg123-oss on CentOS 8

How To Install mpg123-oss on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install mpg123-oss on Ubuntu 21.04

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