How To Install ferm on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install ferm on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update ferm 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 ferm
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install ferm

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

What is ferm and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running Fedora 34. This guide was written specifically with a server running Fedora 34 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 ferm on Fedora 34. 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 ferm on Fedora 34 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install ferm using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install ferm

Install ferm on Fedora 34 using yum

Because ferm is available in Fedora 34’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 ferm package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install ferm

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update ferm

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade ferm

How to Upgrade ferm on Fedora 34 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 ferm

How To remove ferm from Fedora 34

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

sudo dnf remove ferm

Extra info and code examples

ferm is a frontend for iptables. It reads the rules from a structured configuration file and calls iptables(8) to insert them into the running kernel. ferm's goal is to make firewall rules easy to write and easy to read. It tries to reduce the tedious task of writing down rules, thus enabling the firewall administrator to spend more time on developing good rules than the proper implementation of the rule. To achieve this, ferm uses a simple but powerful configuration language, which allows variables, functions, arrays, blocks. It also allows you to include other files, allowing you to create libraries of commonly used structures and functions. ferm, pronounced "firm", stands for "For Easy Rule Making".

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install ferm using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the ferm from Fedora 34.

See also:

How To Install ferm on Kali Linux

How To Install ferm on Debian 11

How To Install ferm on Fedora 34

How To Install ferm on CentOS 8

How To Install ferm on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ferm on Ubuntu 21.04

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