How To Install systemd-ask-password on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is systemd-ask-password 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 systemd-ask-password 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 systemd-ask-password 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 systemd-ask-password using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install systemd

Install systemd-ask-password using apt

Because systemd-ask-password 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 systemd-ask-password using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install systemd

Install systemd-ask-password 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 systemd-ask-password by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install systemd

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install systemd

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 systemd-ask-password from Debian 11

To uninstall only the systemd-ask-password package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove systemd

Uninstall systemd-ask-password and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove systemd

Remove systemd-ask-password with all configurations and data

To remove systemd-ask-password configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge systemd

Remove systemd-ask-password completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge systemd

Extra info and code examples

systemd is a system and service manager for Linux. It provides aggressive parallelization capabilities, uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-demand starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using Linux control groups, maintains mount and automount points and implements an elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. systemd is compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts and can work as a drop-in replacement for sysvinit. Installing the systemd package will not switch your init system unless you boot with init=/bin/systemd or install systemd-sysv in addition.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install systemd-ask-password on Debian 11

How To Install systemd-ask-password on Fedora 34

How To Install systemd-ask-password on Kali Linux

How To Install systemd-ask-password on CentOS 8

How To Install systemd-ask-password on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install systemd-ask-password on Ubuntu 21.04

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