How To Install smbstatus on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install samba

Install smbstatus using apt

Because smbstatus 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 smbstatus using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install samba

Install smbstatus 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 smbstatus by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install samba

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install samba

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 smbstatus from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove samba

Uninstall smbstatus and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove samba

Remove smbstatus with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge samba

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge samba

Extra info and code examples

Samba is an implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol for Unix systems, providing support for cross-platform file and printer sharing with Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems. Samba can also function as an NT4-style domain controller, and can integrate with both NT4 domains and Active Directory realms as a member server. This package provides the components necessary to use Samba as a stand-alone file and print server or as an NT4 or Active Directory domain controller. For use in an NT4 domain or Active Directory realm, you will also need the winbind package. This package is not required for connecting to existing SMB/CIFS servers (see smbclient) or for mounting remote filesystems (see cifs-utils).

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install smbstatus on Kali Linux

How To Install smbstatus on Debian 11

How To Install smbstatus on Fedora 34

How To Install smbstatus on CentOS 8

How To Install smbstatus on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install smbstatus on Ubuntu 21.04

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