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How to install xinit on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install xinit

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xinit

xinit package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name xinit
version 1.3.4-3
description X server initialisation tool
subsection x11
maintainer Debian X Strike Force

Uninstall xinit

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

sudo apt-get remove xinit

Uninstall xinit and it’s dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove xinit

Purging xinit

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

sudo apt-get purge xinit

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

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove xinit