How To Install edhead on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install wcstools

Install edhead on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install wcstools

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update wcstools

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade wcstools

How to Upgrade edhead 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 wcstools

How To remove edhead from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove wcstools

Extra info and code examples

WCSTools is a set of software utilities, written in C, which create, display and manipulate the world coordinate system of a FITS or IRAF image, using specific keywords in the image header which relate pixel position within the image to position on the sky. Auxillary programs search star catalogs and manipulate images. This package contains the binary tools.


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

See also:

How To Install edhead on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install edhead on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install edhead on CentOS 8

How To Install edhead on Fedora 34

How To Install edhead on Debian 11

How To Install edhead on Kali Linux