How To Install fc-validate on CentOS 8

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

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

What is fc-validate 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 fc-validate 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 fc-validate 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 fc-validate using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install fontconfig

Install fc-validate on CentOS 8 using yum

Because fc-validate 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 fc-validate package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install fontconfig

How to upgrade (update) a single package fc-validate using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update fontconfig

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade fontconfig

How to Upgrade fc-validate 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 fontconfig

How To remove fc-validate from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the fc-validate package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove fontconfig

Extra info and code examples

Fontconfig is a font configuration and customization library, which does not depend on the X Window System. It is designed to locate fonts within the system and select them according to requirements specified by applications. Fontconfig is not a rasterization library, nor does it impose a particular rasterization library on the application. The X-specific library 'Xft' uses fontconfig along with freetype to specify and rasterize fonts. This package contains a program to maintain the fontconfig cache (fc-cache), a sample program to list installed fonts (fc-list), a program to test the matching rules (fc-match) and a program to dump the binary cache files in string form (fc-cat). It no longer makes fonts managed by defoma available to fontconfig applications.


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

See also:

How To Install fc-validate on CentOS 8

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How To Install fc-validate on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install fc-validate on Kali Linux

How To Install fc-validate on Debian 11

How To Install fc-validate on Fedora 34