How To Install gpiomon on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install gpiod

Install gpiomon on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install gpiod

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update gpiod

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade gpiod

How to Upgrade gpiomon 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 gpiod

How To remove gpiomon from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove gpiod

Extra info and code examples

libgpiod encapsulates the ioctl calls and data structures behind a straightforward API. This new character device interface guarantees all allocated resources are freed after closing the device file descriptor and adds several new features that are not present in the obsolete sysfs interface (like event polling, setting/reading multiple values at once or open-source and open-drain GPIOs). This package contains the gpiod binary tools.


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

See also:

How To Install gpiomon on CentOS 8

How To Install gpiomon on Fedora 34

How To Install gpiomon on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install gpiomon on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install gpiomon on Kali Linux

How To Install gpiomon on Debian 11