How To Install cpp-4.8 on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install cpp-4.8 on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update cpp-4.8 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 cpp-4.8
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install cpp-4.8

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

What is cpp-4.8 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 cpp-4.8 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 cpp-4.8 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 cpp-4.8 using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install cpp-4.8

Install cpp-4.8 on CentOS 8 using yum

Because cpp-4.8 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 cpp-4.8 package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install cpp-4.8

How to upgrade (update) a single package cpp-4.8 using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like cpp-4.8 in this example you should use the following command:

yum update cpp-4.8

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade cpp-4.8

How to Upgrade cpp-4.8 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 cpp-4.8

How To remove cpp-4.8 from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the cpp-4.8 package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove cpp-4.8

Extra info and code examples

A macro processor that is used automatically by the GNU C compiler to transform programs before actual compilation. This package has been separated from gcc for the benefit of those who require the preprocessor but not the compiler.

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You now have a full guide on how to install cpp-4.8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the cpp-4.8 from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install cpp-4.8 on Debian 11

How To Install cpp-4.8 on CentOS 8

How To Install cpp-4.8 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install cpp-4.8 on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install cpp-4.8 on Fedora 34