How To Install ppdi on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install cups-ppdc

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

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

sudo apt -y install cups-ppdc

Install ppdi using apt

Because ppdi 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 ppdi using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install cups-ppdc

Install ppdi 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 ppdi by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cups-ppdc

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install cups-ppdc

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 ppdi from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove cups-ppdc

Uninstall ppdi and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cups-ppdc

Remove ppdi with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge cups-ppdc

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cups-ppdc

Extra info and code examples

The Common UNIX Printing System (or CUPS(tm)) is a printing system and general replacement for lpd and the like. It supports the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP), and has its own filtering driver model for handling various document types. This package provides utilities to generate and manipulate PPD files.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install ppdi on Kali Linux

How To Install ppdi on Fedora 34

How To Install ppdi on Debian 11

How To Install ppdi on CentOS 8

How To Install ppdi on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ppdi on Ubuntu 21.04

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