How To Install clm on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install mcl

Install clm on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install mcl

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update mcl

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade mcl

How to Upgrade clm 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 mcl

How To remove clm from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove mcl

Extra info and code examples

The MCL package is an implementation of the MCL algorithm, and offers utilities for manipulating sparse matrices (the essential data structure in the MCL algorithm) and conducting cluster experiments. MCL is currently being used in sciences like biology (protein family detection, genomics), computer science (node clustering in Peer-to-Peer networks), and linguistics (text analysis).


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

See also:

How To Install clm on CentOS 8

How To Install clm on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install clm on Fedora 34

How To Install clm on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install clm on Debian 11

How To Install clm on Kali Linux