How To Install ldap-git-backup on CentOS 8

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

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

What is ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install ldap-git-backup

Install ldap-git-backup on CentOS 8 using yum

Because ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install ldap-git-backup

How to upgrade (update) a single package ldap-git-backup using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like ldap-git-backup in this example you should use the following command:

yum update ldap-git-backup

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade ldap-git-backup

How to Upgrade ldap-git-backup 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 ldap-git-backup

How To remove ldap-git-backup from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the ldap-git-backup package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove ldap-git-backup

Extra info and code examples

ldap-git-backup (creates and) updates a Git repository which contains the current LDIF dump of an LDAP directory. Given that writes are rare in an LDAP directory and confined to a few entries for each write Git will store the entire history of an LDAP directory in a space efficient way. By default the backups are done with slapcat from OpenLDAP but can be done with any command that dumps the current contents of an LDAP directory in LDIF format.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Fedora 34

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Kali Linux

How To Install ldap-git-backup on Debian 11

How To Install ldap-git-backup on CentOS 8

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