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How to install watchdog on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install watchdog

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install watchdog

watchdog package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name watchdog
version 5.15-1
description system health checker and software/hardware watchdog handler
subsection admin
maintainer Michael Meskes

Uninstall watchdog

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

sudo apt-get remove watchdog

Uninstall watchdog and it’s dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove watchdog

Purging watchdog

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

sudo apt-get purge watchdog

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

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove watchdog