How To Install pfsout on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is pfsout 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 pfsout 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 pfsout 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 pfsout using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install pfstools

Install pfsout using apt

Because pfsout 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 pfsout using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install pfstools

Install pfsout 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 pfsout by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install pfstools

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install pfstools

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 pfsout from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove pfstools

Uninstall pfsout and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove pfstools

Remove pfsout with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge pfstools

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge pfstools

Extra info and code examples

pfstools is a set of command line (and two GUI) programs for reading, writing, manipulating and viewing high-dynamic range (HDR) images and video frames. All programs in this package exchange data using a simple generic file format (pfs) for HDR data. It is an attempt to integrate existing file formats by providing a simple data format that can be used to exchange data between applications. The concept of pfstools is similar to netpbm for low-dynamic range images.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install pfsout on Debian 11

How To Install pfsout on Fedora 34

How To Install pfsout on Kali Linux

How To Install pfsout on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install pfsout on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install pfsout on CentOS 8

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