How To Install xpat on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install alliance

Install xpat using apt

Because xpat 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 xpat using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install alliance

Install xpat 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 xpat by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install alliance

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install alliance

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 xpat from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove alliance

Uninstall xpat and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove alliance

Remove xpat with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge alliance

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge alliance

Extra info and code examples

Alliance is a complete set of free CAD tools and portable libraries for VLSI design. It includes a VHDL compiler and simulator, logic synthesis tools, and automatic place and route tools. A complete set of portable CMOS libraries is provided, including a RAM generator, a ROM generator and a data-path compiler. Alliance is the result of more than ten years effort spent at ASIM department of LIP6 laboratory of the Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris VI, France). Alliance has been used for research projects such as the 875 000 transistors StaCS superscalar microprocessor and 400 000 transistors IEEE Gigabit HSL Router. Alliance provides CAD tools covering most of all the digital design flow: * VHDL Compilation and Simulation * Model checking and formal proof * RTL and Logic synthesis * Data-Path compilation * Macro-cells generation * Place and route * Layout edition * Netlist extraction and verification * Design rules checking


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

See also:

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How To Install xpat on Kali Linux

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How To Install xpat on Fedora 34

How To Install xpat on Ubuntu 22.04

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