How To Install getdefs on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install getdefs on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update getdefs 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 autogen
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install autogen

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

What is getdefs and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running Fedora 34. This guide was written specifically with a server running Fedora 34 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 getdefs on Fedora 34. 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 getdefs on Fedora 34 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install getdefs using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install autogen

Install getdefs on Fedora 34 using yum

Because getdefs is available in Fedora 34’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 getdefs package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install autogen

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update autogen

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade autogen

How to Upgrade getdefs on Fedora 34 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 autogen

How To remove getdefs from Fedora 34

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

sudo dnf remove autogen

Extra info and code examples

AutoGen is a tool designed for generating program files that contain repetitive text with varied substitutions. This is especially valuable if there are several blocks of such text that must be kept synchronized. Included with AutoGen is a tool that virtually eliminates the hassle of processing options, keeping usage text up to date and so on. This tool allows you to specify several program attributes, innumerable options and option attributes, then it produces all the code necessary to parse and handle the command line and initialization file options. This package contains the development tools. libopts25-dev contains the static libraries and header files. libopts25 contains the shared libraries. autogen-doc contains the PostScript and HTML documentation.


You now have a full guide on how to install getdefs using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the getdefs from Fedora 34.

See also:

How To Install getdefs on Kali Linux

How To Install getdefs on CentOS 8

How To Install getdefs on Debian 11

How To Install getdefs on Fedora 34

How To Install getdefs on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install getdefs on Ubuntu 21.04