How To Install flamethrowerd on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install flamethrower

Install flamethrowerd on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install flamethrower

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update flamethrower

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade flamethrower

How to Upgrade flamethrowerd 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 flamethrower

How To remove flamethrowerd from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove flamethrower

Extra info and code examples

Flamethrower is intended to be an easy to use multicast file distribution system. It was created to add multicast install capabilities to SystemImager, but was designed to be fully functional as a stand-alone package. Notable characteristics: 1) Works with entire directory hierarchies of files, not just single files. 2) Uses a server configuration file that takes module entries that are similar to those used by rsyncd.conf. 3) Flamethrower is an on-demand system. The multicast of a module is initiated when a client connects, but waits MIN_WAIT (conf file) for other clients to connect. If other clients try to connect after a cast has been initiated, they simply wait until that cast has finished, and catch the next one when it begins. 4) The udpcast package is used as the multicast transport, and offers a gob and a half of tuning parameters.

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

See also:

How To Install flamethrowerd on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install flamethrowerd on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install flamethrowerd on CentOS 8

How To Install flamethrowerd on Debian 11

How To Install flamethrowerd on Kali Linux

How To Install flamethrowerd on Fedora 34