How To Install lasmerge on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install liblas-bin

Install lasmerge on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install liblas-bin

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update liblas-bin

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade liblas-bin

How to Upgrade lasmerge 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 liblas-bin

How To remove lasmerge from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove liblas-bin

Extra info and code examples

libLAS is a C/C++ library for reading and writing ASPRS LAS versions 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 data. The LAS format is a sequential binary format used to store data from sensors and as intermediate processing storage by some LiDAR-related applications. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is an optical remote sensing technology that measures properties of scattered light to find range and/or other information of a distant target. The prevalent method to determine distance to an object or surface is to use laser pulses. This package contains the essential toolset to manage LiDAR data: lasinfo, lasmerge, las2las, las2txt, txt2las, las2ogr.


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

See also:

How To Install lasmerge on Kali Linux

How To Install lasmerge on CentOS 8

How To Install lasmerge on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install lasmerge on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install lasmerge on Debian 11

How To Install lasmerge on Fedora 34