How to install Gambas in Debian 8.3

How to install Gambas in Debian 8.3

Gambas is a graphical environment based on advanced basic interpreter. It lets the users to create powerful programs in a quick and easy manner. Gambas is a simple-to-install tool and the Installation of Gambas on Ubuntu has already been covered by us. In this article, you will learn the method to install Gambas on Debian. 


Installing Gambas

Before installing Gambas, make sure you add the repository. Use the following command for the same purpose. 

root@linuxhelp:~# nano /etc/apt/sources.list
deb stable main contrib non-free
deb jessie main



Once it is added, update the machine as follows. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update
Get:1 jessie-updates InRelease [145 kB]
Ign jessie InRelease           
Hit jessie Release.gpg         
Hit jessie Release
Hit jessie/main amd64 Packages   
Hit jessie/main Translation-en                  
Ign stable InRelease                               
Get:2 jessie-updates/main Sources [15.4 kB]
Get:3 jessie-updates/contrib Sources [32 B]
Get:4 jessie-updates/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [6,916 B]
Get:5 jessie-updates/contrib amd64 Packages [32 B]
Get:6 jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en [14 B]
Get:7 jessie-updates/main Translation-en/DiffIndex [2,704 B]
Hit stable Release.gpg
Hit stable Release
Hit stable/main amd64 Packages
Hit stable/contrib amd64 Packages
Hit stable/non-free amd64 Packages
Hit stable/contrib Translation-en
Hit stable/main Translation-en
Hit stable/non-free Translation-en
Fetched 170 kB in 5s (31.6 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

Now is the time to install Gambas on your machine. Use the following command for the same purpose. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install gambas3
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libasn1-8-heimdal libgssapi3-heimdal libhcrypto4-heimdal
  libheimbase1-heimdal libheimntlm0-heimdal libhx509-5-heimdal
  libkrb5-26-heimdal libroken18-heimdal libwind0-heimdal
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  autopoint binutils build-essential debhelper debugedit dpkg-dev fakeroot g++
  g++-4.9 gambas3-dev gambas3-examples gambas3-gb-args gambas3-gb-cairo
  gambas3-gb-chart gambas3-gb-clipper gambas3-gb-complex gambas3-gb-compress
  gambas3-gb-compress-bzlib2 gambas3-gb-compress-zlib gambas3-gb-crypt
  gambas3-gb-data gambas3-gb-db gambas3-gb-db-form gambas3-gb-db-mysql
  gambas3-gb-db-odbc gambas3-gb-db-postgresql gambas3-gb-db-sqlite3
  gambas3-gb-dbus gambas3-gb-desktop gambas3-gb-desktop-gnome
  gambas3-gb-eval-highlight gambas3-gb-form gambas3-gb-form-dialog
  gambas3-gb-form-mdi gambas3-gb-form-stock gambas3-gb-gmp gambas3-gb-gsl
  gambas3-gb-gtk gambas3-gb-gtk-opengl gambas3-gb-gui gambas3-gb-gui-opengl
  gambas3-gb-httpd gambas3-gb-image gambas3-gb-image-effect
  gambas3-gb-image-imlib gambas3-gb-image-io gambas3-gb-jit gambas3-gb-libxml
  gambas3-gb-logging gambas3-gb-map gambas3-gb-media gambas3-gb-memcached
  gambas3-gb-mime gambas3-gb-mysql gambas3-gb-ncurses gambas3-gb-net
Setting up libalgorithm-diff-perl (1.19.02-3) ...
Setting up libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl (0.04-3+b1) ...
Setting up libalgorithm-merge-perl (0.08-2) ...
Setting up libasprintf-dev:amd64 (0.19.3-2) ...
Setting up libfile-fcntllock-perl (0.22-1+b1) ...
Setting up libgettextpo-dev:amd64 (0.19.3-2) ...
Setting up libsys-hostname-long-perl (1.4-3) ...
Setting up libmail-sendmail-perl (0.79.16-1) ...
Setting up librpm3 (4.11.3-1.1) ...
Setting up librpmbuild3 (4.11.3-1.1) ...
Setting up librpmsign1 (4.11.3-1.1) ...
Setting up manpages-dev (3.74-1) ...
Setting up rpm-common (4.11.3-1.1) ...
Setting up rpm2cpio (4.11.3-1.1) ...
Setting up rpm (4.11.3-1.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18+deb8u7) ...



Gambas has been installed, use your activities search bar to search and open the application. 
The Gambas application appears on your screen. 
That was a simple installation, wasn't it? Gambas comes with an Integrated Development Environment and also a toolkit which enables the users to make rudimentary user environments. Also, it  supports QT, an engine deployed by most of Linux applications, as well as SDL, which is the gold-standard of computer graphics engines. Gambas also has a CGI engine, which means you can make websites through it. 

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