How To Install 6ft on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install 6ft on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update 6ft as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install pftools
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install pftools

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is 6ft and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install 6ft on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install 6ft on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install 6ft using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install pftools

Install 6ft on CentOS 8 using yum

Because 6ft is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install 6ft package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install pftools

How to upgrade (update) a single package 6ft using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like 6ft in this example you should use the following command:

yum update pftools

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade pftools

How to Upgrade 6ft on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update pftools

How To remove 6ft from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the 6ft package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove pftools

Extra info and code examples

The pftools package contains all the software necessary to build protein and DNA generalized profiles and use them to scan and align sequences, and search databases. File formats used by the pftools * Generalized profiles format and syntax. * The multiple sequence alignment format (PSA). * The extended header multiple sequence alignment format (XPSA). Programs to build generalized profiles pfmake Build a profile from a multiple sequence alignment. pfscale Fit parameters of an extreme-value distribution to a profile score list. pfw Weight sequences of a multiple sequence alignment to correct for sampling bias. Programs to search with generalized profiles pfsearch / pfsearchV3 Search a protein or DNA sequence library for sequence segments matching a profile (V3 is the new version of this tool). pfscan Scan a protein or DNA sequence with a profile library Conversion programs psa2msa Reformat PSA file to Pearson/Fasta multiple sequence alignment file. ptof Convert a protein profile into a frame-search profile to search DNA sequences. To be used with 2ft. 2ft Converts both strands of DNA into so-called interleaved frame-translated DNA sequences to search with protein profiles. To be used with ptof. 6ft Translates all six reading frames of a double-stranded DNA sequence into individual protein sequences. pfgtop Convert a profile in GCG format into PROSITE format. pfhtop Convert a HMMER1 ASCII-formatted HMM into an equivalent PROSITE profile. ptoh Converts a generalized profile into an approximately equivalent HMM profile in HMMER1 format (can be read by the hmmconvert program from the HMMER2 package).


You now have a full guide on how to install 6ft using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the 6ft from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install 6ft on CentOS 8

How To Install 6ft on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install 6ft on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install 6ft on Kali Linux

How To Install 6ft on Debian 11

How To Install 6ft on Fedora 34