How To Install lirc-setup on CentOS 8

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

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

What is lirc-setup 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 lirc-setup 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 lirc-setup 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 lirc-setup using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install lirc

Install lirc-setup on CentOS 8 using yum

Because lirc-setup 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 lirc-setup package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install lirc

How to upgrade (update) a single package lirc-setup using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update lirc

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade lirc

How to Upgrade lirc-setup 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 lirc

How To remove lirc-setup from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the lirc-setup package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove lirc

Extra info and code examples

LIRC stands for 'Linux Infra-red Remote Control'. This package provides the daemons and some utilities to support infra-red remote controls under Linux.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install lirc-setup on CentOS 8

How To Install lirc-setup on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install lirc-setup on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install lirc-setup on Kali Linux

How To Install lirc-setup on Debian 11

How To Install lirc-setup on Fedora 34

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