How To Install fix-qdf on CentOS 8

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

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

What is fix-qdf 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 fix-qdf 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 fix-qdf 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 fix-qdf using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install qpdf

Install fix-qdf on CentOS 8 using yum

Because fix-qdf 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 fix-qdf package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install qpdf

How to upgrade (update) a single package fix-qdf using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update qpdf

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade qpdf

How to Upgrade fix-qdf 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 qpdf

How To remove fix-qdf from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the fix-qdf package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove qpdf

Extra info and code examples

QPDF is a program that can be used to linearize (web-optimize), encrypt (password-protect), decrypt, and inspect PDF files from the command-line. It does these and other structural, content-preserving transformations on PDF files, reading a PDF file as input and creating a new one as output. It also provides many useful capabilities to developers of PDF-producing software or for people who just want to look at the innards of a PDF file to learn more about how they work. QPDF understands PDF files that use compressed object streams (supported by newer PDF applications) and can convert such files into those that can be read with older viewers. It can also be used for checking PDF files for structural errors, inspecting stream contents, or extracting objects from PDF files. QPDF is not PDF content creation or viewing software -- it does not have the capability to create PDF files from scratch or to display PDF files. This package includes the command-line qpdf tools. It also contains the documentation.


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

See also:

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How To Install fix-qdf on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install fix-qdf on Fedora 34

How To Install fix-qdf on Ubuntu 21.04