How to install radiance On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts? Uninstall and remove radiance Package

In this tutorial you will learn how to update and install radiance On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts? Learn how to uninstall and completely remove the package radiance from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Operating System.


 

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Quick installation of radiance:

Step 1: Update system:

	sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install: radiance

Ater updaing the OS run following command to install the packae:

	sudo apt-get install radiance

Package Details

Package:radiance
Version:4R1+20120125-1.1
Maintainer:Ubuntu Developers
Home page:http://radsite.lbl.gov/radiance
Description:Lighting Simulation and Rendering System
Distro:Ubuntu 16.04
Release:Xenial Xerus
Repo/Section:universe/graphics

How to install radiance on Ubuntu 16.04?

First of all update your system with the command:

sudo apt-get update

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Above command will download the package lists for Ubuntu 16.04 on your system. This will update the list of newest versions of packages and its dependencies on your system.

After downloading the latest package list with the help of above you can run the installation process.

If radiance is not installed on your compter then the command 'dpkg -L radiance' will give followin error.

deepak@deepakub16:~$ dpkg -L radiance
dpkg-query: package 'radiance' is not installed
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
deepak@deepakub16:~$ 

Installing radiance:

After system update use the following command to install radiance:

sudo apt-get install radiance

Above command will confirm before installing the package on your Ubuntu 16.04 Operating System. If you are not already logged in as su, installer will ask you the root password. After completion of the installation you can use the package on your system.

How to uninstall/remove radiance from Ubuntu 16.04?

Now we will see the commands for uninstalling the radiance from Ubuntu 16.04. For uninstalling this package you can easily use the apt command and remove the package from Linux Operating System.

To remove the radiance following command is used:

sudo apt-get remove  radiance

Following command is used to remove the radiance package along with its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove radiance

This will remove radiance and all its dependent packages which is no longer needed in the system.

Completely removing radiance with all configuration files:

Following command should be used with care as it deletes all the configuration files and data:

sudo apt-get purge radiance

or you can use following command also:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove radiance

Above command will remove all the configuration files and data associated with radiance package. You can can't recover the delete data, so, use this command with care.