How To Install mupdf-gl on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is mupdf-gl 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 mupdf-gl 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 mupdf-gl 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 mupdf-gl using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mupdf

Install mupdf-gl using apt

Because mupdf-gl 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 mupdf-gl using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mupdf

Install mupdf-gl 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 mupdf-gl by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install mupdf

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install mupdf

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 mupdf-gl from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the mupdf-gl package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove mupdf

Uninstall mupdf-gl and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove mupdf

Remove mupdf-gl with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge mupdf

Remove mupdf-gl completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge mupdf

Extra info and code examples

MuPDF is a lightweight PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C. It also reads XPS, OpenXPS and ePub documents. The renderer in MuPDF is tailored for high quality anti-aliased graphics. It renders text with metrics and spacing accurate to within fractions of a pixel for the highest fidelity in reproducing the look of a printed page on screen.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install mupdf-gl on Kali Linux

How To Install mupdf-gl on Debian 11

How To Install mupdf-gl on Fedora 34

How To Install mupdf-gl on CentOS 8

How To Install mupdf-gl on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install mupdf-gl on Ubuntu 21.04

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