How To Install abootimg-unpack-initrd on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install abootimg-unpack-initrd on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update abootimg-unpack-initrd 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 abootimg
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install abootimg

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

What is abootimg-unpack-initrd 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 abootimg-unpack-initrd 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 abootimg-unpack-initrd 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 abootimg-unpack-initrd using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install abootimg

Install abootimg-unpack-initrd on CentOS 8 using yum

Because abootimg-unpack-initrd 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 abootimg-unpack-initrd package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install abootimg

How to upgrade (update) a single package abootimg-unpack-initrd using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like abootimg-unpack-initrd in this example you should use the following command:

yum update abootimg

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade abootimg

How to Upgrade abootimg-unpack-initrd 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 abootimg

How To remove abootimg-unpack-initrd from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the abootimg-unpack-initrd package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove abootimg

Extra info and code examples

Android devices use a special partition format to boot any operating system on the devices. These boot-images contain a kernel image, a ramdisk, optionally a 2nd stage boot loader and the commandline passed to the kernel when booting. The original mkbootimg from Android can only create these images where abootimg can also extract and modify them. Handling android boot images is necessary when bringing other operating systems to android devices.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install abootimg-unpack-initrd on Kali Linux

How To Install abootimg-unpack-initrd on CentOS 8

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How To Install abootimg-unpack-initrd on Fedora 34

How To Install abootimg-unpack-initrd on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install abootimg-unpack-initrd on Debian 11

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