How To Install afterstep on CentOS 8

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

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

What is afterstep 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 afterstep 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 afterstep 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 afterstep using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install afterstep

Install afterstep on CentOS 8 using yum

Because afterstep 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 afterstep package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install afterstep

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update afterstep

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade afterstep

How to Upgrade afterstep 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 afterstep

How To remove afterstep from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the afterstep package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove afterstep

Extra info and code examples

AfterStep is a window manager based on FVWM which attempts to emulate the NEXTSTEP look and feel, while retaining the configurability of its predecessor. Note that this window manager makes extensive use of the color palette. If you have only an 8-bit color display, it will run as packaged, but you may want to modify the configuration to use fewer colors. AfterStep is a continuation of the BowMan window manager project, but the name was changed to reflect the desire that it do more than simply emulate and become a valuable window manager in its own right.


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

See also:

How To Install afterstep on CentOS 8

How To Install afterstep on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install afterstep on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install afterstep on Fedora 34

How To Install afterstep on Kali Linux

How To Install afterstep on Debian 11