How To Install cgi on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install boinc-server-maker

Install cgi on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install boinc-server-maker

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update boinc-server-maker

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade boinc-server-maker

How to Upgrade cgi 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 boinc-server-maker

How To remove cgi from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove boinc-server-maker

Extra info and code examples

ViewVC is a browser (web) interface for CVS and Subversion version control repositories. It generates templatized HTML to present navigable directory, revision, and change log listings. It can display specific versions of files as well as diffs between those versions. Basically, ViewVC provides the bulk of the report-like functionality you expect out of your version control tool, but much more prettily than the average textual command-line program output. ViewVC can be used in two modes, both of which are supported by this package: (1) by running the simple stand-alone server "viewvc-standalone", with or without a GUI, and/or (2) by integrating ViewVC with any CGI-enabled HTTP server like Apache or nginx. Three different binaries are provided: FastCGI, WSGI (for Apache mod_python), and plain CGI.

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

See also:

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