How To Install tblgen on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install llvm-2.9

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

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

sudo apt -y install llvm-2.9

Install tblgen using apt

Because tblgen 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 tblgen using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install llvm-2.9

Install tblgen 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 tblgen by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install llvm-2.9

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install llvm-2.9

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 tblgen from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove llvm-2.9

Uninstall tblgen and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove llvm-2.9

Remove tblgen with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge llvm-2.9

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge llvm-2.9

Extra info and code examples

The Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) is a collection of libraries and tools that make it easy to build compilers, optimizers, Just-In-Time code generators, and many other compiler-related programs. LLVM uses a single, language-independent virtual instruction set both as an offline code representation (to communicate code between compiler phases and to run-time systems) and as the compiler internal representation (to analyze and transform programs). This persistent code representation allows a common set of sophisticated compiler techniques to be applied at compile-time, link-time, install-time, run-time, or "idle-time" (between program runs). The strengths of the LLVM infrastructure are its extremely simple design (which makes it easy to understand and use), source-language independence, powerful mid-level optimizer, automated compiler debugging support, extensibility, and its stability and reliability. LLVM is currently being used to host a wide variety of academic research projects and commercial projects. LLVM includes C and C++ front-ends, a front-end for a Forth-like language (Stacker), a young scheme front-end, and Java support is in development. LLVM can generate code for X86, SparcV9, PowerPC, or it can emit C code. LLVM is the key component of the clang compiler and the gcc plugin called dragonegg.

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

See also:

How To Install tblgen on Debian 11

How To Install tblgen on CentOS 8

How To Install tblgen on Fedora 34