How To Install debuild on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install devscripts

Install debuild on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install devscripts

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update devscripts

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade devscripts

How to Upgrade debuild 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 devscripts

How To remove debuild from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove devscripts

Extra info and code examples

Contains the following scripts, dependencies/recommendations shown in brackets afterwards: - annotate-output: run a command and prepend time and stream (O for stdout, E for stderr) for every line of output. - archpath: Prints arch (tla/Bazaar) package names. Also supports calculating the package names for other branches. [tla | bazaar] - bts: A command-line tool for accessing the BTS, both to send mails to

  • Maintainer: Devscripts Maintainers
  • Sources url: unknown
  • Section/Category: unknown


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

See also:

How To Install debuild on CentOS 8

How To Install debuild on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install debuild on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install debuild on Kali Linux

How To Install debuild on Debian 11

How To Install debuild on Fedora 34