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How to install motion on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install motion

Installing motion package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install motion

motion package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name motion
version 3.2.12+git20140228-9
description V4L capture program supporting motion detection
subsection video
maintainer Ximin Luo

Uninstall motion

To remove just motion package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove motion

Uninstall motion and it’s dependent packages

To remove the motion package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove motion

Purging motion

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of motion from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge motion

To delete configuration and/or data files of motion and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove motion