How To Install dialog-config on CentOS 8

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

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

What is dialog-config 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 dialog-config 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 dialog-config 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 dialog-config using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install dialog-devel

Install dialog-config on CentOS 8 using yum

Because dialog-config 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 dialog-config package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install dialog-devel

How to upgrade (update) a single package dialog-config using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update dialog-devel

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade dialog-devel

How to Upgrade dialog-config 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 dialog-devel

How To remove dialog-config from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the dialog-config package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove dialog-devel

Extra info and code examples

This application provides a method of displaying several different types of dialog boxes from shell scripts. This allows a developer of a script to interact with the user in a much friendlier manner. The following types of boxes are at your disposal: yes/no Typical query style box with "Yes" and "No" answer buttons menu A scrolling list of menu choices with single entry selection input Query style box with text entry field message Similar to the yes/no box, but with only an "Ok" button text A scrollable text box that works like a simple file viewer info A message display that allows asynchronous script execution checklist Similar to the menu box, but allowing multiple selections radiolist Checklist style box allowing single selections gauge Typical "progress report" style box tail Allows viewing the end of files (tail) that auto updates background tail Similar to tail but runs in the background. editbox Allows editing an existing file


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

See also:

How To Install dialog-config on CentOS 8

How To Install dialog-config on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install dialog-config on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install dialog-config on Fedora 34

How To Install dialog-config on Kali Linux

How To Install dialog-config on Debian 11