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How to install rtl-sdr on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install rtl-sdr

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl-sdr

rtl-sdr package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name rtl-sdr
version 0.5.3-5
description Software defined radio receiver for Realtek RTL2832U (tools)
subsection libs
website / trac / wiki / rtl-sdr
maintainer Adam Cécile (Le_Vert)

Uninstall rtl-sdr

To remove just rtl-sdr package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove rtl-sdr

Uninstall rtl-sdr and it’s dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove rtl-sdr

Purging rtl-sdr

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

sudo apt-get purge rtl-sdr

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

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove rtl-sdr