How To Install singularity on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install singularity-runtime

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

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

sudo apt -y install singularity-runtime

Install singularity using apt

Because singularity 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 singularity using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install singularity-runtime

Install singularity 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 singularity by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install singularity-runtime

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install singularity-runtime

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 singularity from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove singularity-runtime

Uninstall singularity and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove singularity-runtime

Remove singularity with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge singularity-runtime

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge singularity-runtime

Extra info and code examples

  • Download a remote image:
    singularity pull --name container.simg shub://vsoch/hello-world
  • Rebuild a remote image using latest Singularity image format:
    singularity build container.simg docker://godlovedc/lolcow
  • Start a container from an image and get a shell inside of it:
    singularity shell container.simg
  • Start a container from an image and run a command:
    singularity exec container.simg command
  • Start a container from an image and execute the internal runscript:
    singularity run container.simg
  • Build a singularity image from a recipe file:
    sudo singularity build container.simg recipe

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Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install singularity on Debian 11

How To Install singularity on Fedora 34

How To Install singularity on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install singularity on Kali Linux

How To Install singularity on CentOS 8

How To Install singularity on Ubuntu 22.04

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