How To Install file_trunc on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install zfs-test

Install file_trunc on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install zfs-test

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update zfs-test

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade zfs-test

How to Upgrade file_trunc 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 zfs-test

How To remove file_trunc from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove zfs-test

Extra info and code examples

The Z file system is a pooled filesystem designed for maximum data integrity, supporting data snapshots, multiple copies, and data checksums. This package provides the OpenZFS test infrastructure for destructively testing and validating a system using OpenZFS. It is entirely optional and should only be installed and used in test environments.

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

See also:

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How To Install file_trunc on Kali Linux

How To Install file_trunc on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install file_trunc on Ubuntu 21.04