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.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- 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.
htopDEB package is located in the
cloud_userhome 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
- Run the `htop` Application
- Now that
htopis installed, we can run it with the
This utility shows us system load and running processes.
- Press Q to exit the application.
- Now that
- Remove the `htop` Package
dpkgto remove the
sudo dpkg --remove htop