How To Install texexec on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install texexec on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update texexec.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is texexec and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Kali Linux. This guide was written specifically with a server running Kali Linux 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 texexec on Kali Linux. 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 texexec 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 texexec using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install context

Install texexec using apt

Because texexec is available in Kali Linux’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 texexec using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install context

Install texexec 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 Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install texexec by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install context

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install context

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 texexec from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove context

Uninstall texexec and all its dependencies

To uninstall texexec and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove context

Remove texexec with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge context

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge context

Extra info and code examples

ConTeXt is a document-production system based, like LaTeX, on the TeX typesetting system. Whereas LaTeX insulates the writer from typographical details, ConTeXt takes a complementary approach by providing structured interfaces for handling typography, including extensive support for colors, backgrounds, hyperlinks, presentations, figure-text integration, and conditional compilation. It gives the user extensive control over formatting while making it easy to create new layouts and styles without learning the TeX macro language. ConTeXt's unified design averts the package clashes that can happen with LaTeX. ConTeXt also integrates MetaFun, a superset of MetaPost and a powerful system for vector graphics. MetaFun can be used as a stand-alone system to produce figures, but its strength lies in enhancing ConTeXt documents with accurate graphic elements. ConTeXt allows the users to specify formatting commands in English, Dutch, German, French, or Italian, and to use different typesetting engines (PDFTeX, XeTeX, Aleph, and soon LuaTeX) without changing the user interface. ConTeXt is developed rapidly, often in response to requests from the friendly user community.

  • Maintainer: Debian TeX maintainers
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You now have a full guide on how to install texexec using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the texexec from Kali Linux.

See also:

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