How To Install diamond-aligner on CentOS 8

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

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

What is diamond-aligner 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 diamond-aligner 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 diamond-aligner 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 diamond-aligner using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install diamond-aligner

Install diamond-aligner on CentOS 8 using yum

Because diamond-aligner 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 diamond-aligner package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install diamond-aligner

How to upgrade (update) a single package diamond-aligner using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update diamond-aligner

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade diamond-aligner

How to Upgrade diamond-aligner 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 diamond-aligner

How To remove diamond-aligner from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the diamond-aligner package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove diamond-aligner

Extra info and code examples

DIAMOND is a sequence aligner for protein and translated DNA searches and functions as a drop-in replacement for the NCBI BLAST software tools. It is suitable for protein-protein search as well as DNA-protein search on short reads and longer sequences including contigs and assemblies, providing a speedup of BLAST ranging up to x20,000.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install diamond-aligner on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install diamond-aligner on CentOS 8

How To Install diamond-aligner on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install diamond-aligner on Fedora 34

How To Install diamond-aligner on Kali Linux

How To Install diamond-aligner on Debian 11

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