How To Install gdal_polygonize.py on CentOS 8

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

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

What is gdal_polygonize.py 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 gdal_polygonize.py 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 gdal_polygonize.py 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 gdal_polygonize.py using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install python-gdal

Install gdal_polygonize.py on CentOS 8 using yum

Because gdal_polygonize.py 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 gdal_polygonize.py package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install python-gdal

How to upgrade (update) a single package gdal_polygonize.py using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update python-gdal

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade python-gdal

How to Upgrade gdal_polygonize.py 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 python-gdal

How To remove gdal_polygonize.py from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the gdal_polygonize.py package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove python-gdal

Extra info and code examples

GDAL is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. The related OGR library (which lives within the GDAL source tree) provides a similar capability for simple features vector data. GDAL supports 40+ popular data formats, including commonly used ones (GeoTIFF, JPEG, PNG and more) as well as the ones used in GIS and remote sensing software packages (ERDAS Imagine, ESRI Arc/Info, ENVI, PCI Geomatics). Also supported many remote sensing and scientific data distribution formats such as HDF, EOS FAST, NOAA L1B, NetCDF, FITS. OGR library supports popular vector formats like ESRI Shapefile, TIGER data, S57, MapInfo File, DGN, GML and more. This package contains Python bindings for GDAL/OGR library and a set of additional command line tools.

Conclusion

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

See also:

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How To Install gdal_polygonize.py on CentOS 8

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