How To Install gfax on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install gfax

Install gfax on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install gfax

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update gfax

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade gfax

How to Upgrade gfax 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 gfax

How To remove gfax from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove gfax

Extra info and code examples

The GFAX project aims to provide a free front end to the various facsimile programs available for Linux and other operating systems that use the GNOME project. This is a GNOME-2.x port of GFAX and is written in C# using Mono and Gtk#. GFAX provides the familiar "pop up" window and phone book support when one "prints" to a "fax" printer.

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

See also:

How To Install gfax on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install gfax on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install gfax on Debian 11

How To Install gfax on CentOS 8

How To Install gfax on Fedora 34