How To Install filecap on Fedora 34

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install libcap-ng-utils

Install filecap on Fedora 34 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install libcap-ng-utils

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update libcap-ng-utils

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade libcap-ng-utils

How to Upgrade filecap 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 libcap-ng-utils

How To remove filecap from Fedora 34

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

sudo dnf remove libcap-ng-utils

Extra info and code examples

This library implements the user-space interfaces to the POSIX 1003.1e capabilities available in Linux kernels. These capabilities are a partitioning of the all powerful root privilege into a set of distinct privileges. The libcap-ng library is intended to make programming with POSIX capabilities much easier than the traditional libcap library. This package contains utilities for analysing and setting file capabilities.


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

See also:

How To Install filecap on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install filecap on Kali Linux

How To Install filecap on Debian 11

How To Install filecap on Fedora 34

How To Install filecap on CentOS 8

How To Install filecap on Ubuntu 21.04