How To Install slrnpull on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install slrnpull

Install slrnpull using apt

Because slrnpull 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 slrnpull using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install slrnpull

Install slrnpull 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 slrnpull by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install slrnpull

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install slrnpull

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 slrnpull from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove slrnpull

Uninstall slrnpull and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove slrnpull

Remove slrnpull with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge slrnpull

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge slrnpull

Extra info and code examples

Slrnpull pulls a small newsfeed, from an NNTP server, to a local news spool directory. The news spool can be used by news readers (such as slrn), which can read a local news spool without an NNTP server. In combination with the slrn news reader, slrnpull can provide true offline news reading. You can tell slrnpull to download headers only, mark interesting ones for download with slrn and fetch those article bodies during the next run of slrnpull. Slrnpull also has the ability to killfile articles so that they will not be downloaded from the server.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install slrnpull on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install slrnpull on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install slrnpull on Kali Linux

How To Install slrnpull on Debian 11

How To Install slrnpull on Fedora 34

How To Install slrnpull on CentOS 8

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