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How to install samtools on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install samtools

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install samtools

samtools package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name samtools
version 1.3-1
description processing sequence alignments in SAM and BAM formats
subsection science
maintainer Debian Med Packaging Team

Uninstall samtools

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

sudo apt-get remove samtools

Uninstall samtools and it’s dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove samtools

Purging samtools

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

sudo apt-get purge samtools

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

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove samtools