How To Install xapian-check on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install xapian-check on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update xapian-check.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install xapian-tools

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

What is xapian-check and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 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 xapian-check on Ubuntu 21.04. 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 xapian-check 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 xapian-check using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install xapian-tools

Install xapian-check using apt

Because xapian-check is available in Ubuntu 21.04’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 xapian-check using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install xapian-tools

Install xapian-check 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 Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install xapian-check by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install xapian-tools

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install xapian-tools

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 xapian-check from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the xapian-check package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove xapian-tools

Uninstall xapian-check and all its dependencies

To uninstall xapian-check and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove xapian-tools

Remove xapian-check with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge xapian-tools

Remove xapian-check completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge xapian-tools

Extra info and code examples

This package contains several tools related to Xapian. - copydatabase: Copy one or more Xapian databases. - delve: Inspect the contents of a Xapian database. - quartzcheck: Check the validity of a quartz-format Xapian database. - quartzcompact: Compact a quartz database, or merge and compact several. - quartzdump: Dump (part of) a quartz-format Xapian database. - quest: Command line search of a Xapian database. - xapian-check: Check the validity of a Xapian database. - xapian-compact: Compact a quartz database, or merge and compact several. - xapian-progsrv: stdin/stdout based server, for searching databases remotely. - xapian-tcpsrv: TCP based server, used for searching databases remotely. The Xapian search engine library is a highly adaptable toolkit which allows developers to easily add advanced indexing and search facilities to their own applications. It implements the probabilistic model of information retrieval, and provides facilities for performing ranked free-text searches, relevance feedback, phrase searching, boolean searching, stemming, and simultaneous update and searching. It is highly scalable, and is capable of working with collections containing hundreds of millions of documents.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install xapian-check using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the xapian-check from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install xapian-check on Kali Linux

How To Install xapian-check on Debian 11

How To Install xapian-check on CentOS 8

How To Install xapian-check on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install xapian-check on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install xapian-check on Fedora 34

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