How To Install firandom on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install fitsh

Install firandom on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install fitsh

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update fitsh

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade fitsh

How to Upgrade firandom 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 fitsh

How To remove firandom from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove fitsh

Extra info and code examples

This software package provides independent binary programs (so called tasks) which performs various steps of astronomical image reduction and data processing. These tasks are designed for execution from a UNIX command line shell or shell script. Each of these tasks performs a specific operation (e.g. transforming an image to another reference frame, search and identifiy stars or other point-like sources, do photometry, transform/display a FITS image to a popular graphics format, ...) while the details of a certain operation are specified via command switches and arguments. Therefore this package does not need any higher level operating environment than a standard UNIX shell, however, processing the related data might require a little more knowledge of the used shell itself. If you find this program useful in your research, please cite 2012MNRAS.421.1825P as "2012, MNRAS, 421, 1825". See also the web page of the project, found at That page gathers information about the program (including documentation and examples), this is the primary download source of the package itself, and additionally, serves a public forum for the program users in various topics. Bug reports, comments and ideas are welcomed!


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

See also:

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