How To Install gxl2dot on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install gxl2dot on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update gxl2dot 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 graphviz
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install graphviz

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

What is gxl2dot 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 gxl2dot 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 gxl2dot 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 gxl2dot using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install graphviz

Install gxl2dot on CentOS 8 using yum

Because gxl2dot 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 gxl2dot package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install graphviz

How to upgrade (update) a single package gxl2dot using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like gxl2dot in this example you should use the following command:

yum update graphviz

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade graphviz

How to Upgrade gxl2dot 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 graphviz

How To remove gxl2dot from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the gxl2dot package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove graphviz

Extra info and code examples

Graph drawing addresses the problem of visualizing structural information by constructing geometric representations of abstract graphs and networks. Automatic generation of graph drawings has important applications in key technologies such as database design, software engineering, VLSI and network design and visual interfaces in other domains. Situations where these tools might be particularly useful include: * you would like to restructure a program and first need to understand the relationships between its types, procedures, and source files * you need to find the bottlenecks in an Internet backbone - not only individual links, but their relationships * you're debugging a protocol or microarchitecture represented as a finite state machine and need to figure out how a certain error state arises * you would like to browse a database schema, knowledge base, or distributed program represented graphically * you would like to see an overview of a collection of linked documents * you would like to discover patterns and communities of interest in a database of telephone calls or e-mail messages This package contains the command-line tools.


You now have a full guide on how to install gxl2dot using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the gxl2dot from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install gxl2dot on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install gxl2dot on Fedora 34

How To Install gxl2dot on CentOS 8

How To Install gxl2dot on Debian 11

How To Install gxl2dot on Kali Linux

How To Install gxl2dot on Ubuntu 21.04