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Installing a DEB Package

In this hands-on lab, we will install a DEB package on an Ubuntu system. On Debian-based Linux distributions, we can install deb packages using the `dpkg` command. This gives us the hands on experience of installing and removing deb packages directly, without the use of a more comprehensive package manager like apt.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jun 21, 2019

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  1. Challenge

    Install the `htop` DEB

    Note: Please wait an extra 6-7 minutes before starting the lab to make sure the lock on dpkg has been released.

    1. The htop DEB package is located in the cloud_user home directory. In order to install the package, we need to elevate our permissions.

      Use the following command to install the package (Note: If you receive a dpkg lock error, you can wait till the boot time scripts have finished, then proceed):

      sudo dpkg -i htop_2.0.2-1_amd64.deb
  2. Challenge

    Run the `htop` Application

    1. Now that htop is installed, we can run it with the htop command:

    This utility shows us system load and running processes. 2. Press Q to exit the application.

  3. Challenge

    Remove the `htop` Package

    1. Use dpkg to remove the htop package:
    sudo dpkg --remove htop

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