How To Install fastafetch on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install exonerate

Install fastafetch on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install exonerate

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update exonerate

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade exonerate

How to Upgrade fastafetch 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 exonerate

How To remove fastafetch from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove exonerate

Extra info and code examples

Exonerate allows you to align sequences using a many alignment models, using either exhaustive dynamic programming, or a variety of heuristics. Much of the functionality of the Wise dynamic programming suite was reimplemented in C for better efficiency. Exonerate is an intrinsic component of the building of the Ensembl genome databases, providing similarity scores between RNA and DNA sequences and thus determining splice variants and coding sequences in general. An In-silico PCR Experiment Simulation System (see the ipcress man page) is packaged with exonerate. This package also comes with a selection of utilities for performing simple manipulations quickly on fasta files beyond 2Gb


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

See also:

How To Install fastafetch on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install fastafetch on Kali Linux

How To Install fastafetch on CentOS 8

How To Install fastafetch on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install fastafetch on Debian 11

How To Install fastafetch on Fedora 34