How To Install fstintersect on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install libfst-tools

Install fstintersect on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install libfst-tools

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update libfst-tools

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade libfst-tools

How to Upgrade fstintersect 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 libfst-tools

How To remove fstintersect from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove libfst-tools

Extra info and code examples

OpenFst is a library for constructing, combining, optimizing, and searching weighted finite-state transducers (FSTs). Weighted finite-state transducers are automata where each transition has an input label, an output label, and a weight. The more familiar finite-state acceptor is represented as a transducer with each transition's input and output label equal. Finite-state acceptors are used to represent sets of strings (specifically, regular or rational sets); finite-state transducers are used to represent binary relations between pairs of strings (specifically, rational transductions). The weights can be used to represent the cost of taking a particular transition. This package provides the command line tools.


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

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