How To Install cm on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install config-manager

Install cm on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install config-manager

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update config-manager

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade config-manager

How to Upgrade cm 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 config-manager

How To remove cm from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove config-manager

Extra info and code examples

config-manager is designed to manage directory trees. The components of a directory may be specified by a location from any of: - Arch - Bazaar (bzr) - CVS - FTP - HTTP - Subversion (svn) These directory trees are described by recipes (also known as configs) and are typically used to build software although nothing within config-manager prevents their use in, for example, web sites.

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

See also:

How To Install cm on CentOS 8

How To Install cm on Debian 11

How To Install cm on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install cm on Fedora 34

How To Install cm on Ubuntu 21.04