How To Install planets on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install planets

Install planets using apt

Because planets 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 planets using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install planets

Install planets 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 planets by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install planets

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install planets

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 planets from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove planets

Uninstall planets and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove planets

Remove planets with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge planets

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge planets

Extra info and code examples

Planets is a simple interactive program for playing with simulations of planetary systems. It is great for teaching gravitation on planet level. The user interface is aimed at being simple enough for a fairly young kid to enjoy it, their is a special kid-mode for this purpose.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install planets on Kali Linux

How To Install planets on Debian 11

How To Install planets on Fedora 34

How To Install planets on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install planets on CentOS 8

How To Install planets on Ubuntu 22.04

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