How To Install txt2las on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install txt2las on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update txt2las.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install liblas-bin

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

What is txt2las 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 txt2las 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 txt2las 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 txt2las using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install liblas-bin

Install txt2las using apt

Because txt2las 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 txt2las using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install liblas-bin

Install txt2las 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 txt2las by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install liblas-bin

How to upgrade (update) a single package txt2las 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 txt2las, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install liblas-bin

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 txt2las from Debian 11

To uninstall only the txt2las package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove liblas-bin

Uninstall txt2las and all its dependencies

To uninstall txt2las and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove liblas-bin

Remove txt2las with all configurations and data

To remove txt2las configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge liblas-bin

Remove txt2las completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to txt2las package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge liblas-bin

Extra info and code examples

libLAS is a C/C++ library for reading and writing ASPRS LAS versions 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 data. The LAS format is a sequential binary format used to store data from sensors and as intermediate processing storage by some LiDAR-related applications. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is an optical remote sensing technology that measures properties of scattered light to find range and/or other information of a distant target. The prevalent method to determine distance to an object or surface is to use laser pulses. This package contains the essential toolset to manage LiDAR data: lasinfo, lasmerge, las2las, las2txt, txt2las, las2ogr.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install txt2las using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the txt2las from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install txt2las on Debian 11

How To Install txt2las on Fedora 34

How To Install txt2las on Kali Linux

How To Install txt2las on CentOS 8

How To Install txt2las on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install txt2las on Ubuntu 21.04

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