How To Install livesys on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install openafs-client

Install livesys on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install openafs-client

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update openafs-client

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade openafs-client

How to Upgrade livesys 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 openafs-client

How To remove livesys from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove openafs-client

Extra info and code examples

AFS is a distributed filesystem allowing cross-platform sharing of files among multiple computers. Facilities are provided for access control, authentication, backup and administrative management. This package provides basic client support to mount and manipulate AFS. If your site uses Kerberos v5 authentication for AFS, you will also want to install openafs-krb5.


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

See also:

How To Install livesys on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install livesys on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install livesys on Kali Linux

How To Install livesys on CentOS 8

How To Install livesys on Debian 11

How To Install livesys on Fedora 34