How To Install gdalbuildvrt on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install gdal-bin

Install gdalbuildvrt on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install gdal-bin

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update gdal-bin

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade gdal-bin

How to Upgrade gdalbuildvrt 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 gdal-bin

How To remove gdalbuildvrt from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove gdal-bin

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 utility programs, based on GDAL/OGR library, namely gdal_translate, gdalinfo, gdaladdo, gdalwarp, ogr2ogr, ogrinfo, ogrtindex.


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

See also:

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