How To Install lr_xml2report on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install lr_xml2report on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update lr_xml2report 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 lire
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install lire

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

What is lr_xml2report 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 lr_xml2report 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 lr_xml2report 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 lr_xml2report using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install lire

Install lr_xml2report on CentOS 8 using yum

Because lr_xml2report 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 lr_xml2report package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install lire

How to upgrade (update) a single package lr_xml2report using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like lr_xml2report in this example you should use the following command:

yum update lire

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade lire

How to Upgrade lr_xml2report 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 lire

How To remove lr_xml2report from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the lr_xml2report package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove lire

Extra info and code examples

Lire is a full-featured and extensible set of utilities and API's to generate statistics and reports from logfiles. Although those could be any type of logfiles, the first purpose of Lire is to ease the administration and the monitoring of system services. As such, filters are bundled for email servers like Postfix, Sendmail and Exim, for web servers like Apache and IIS, as well as several kinds of firewall, printing, DNS or database services, ... Using DocBook as an intermediary format, the resulting reports can be produced in ASCII, HTML, PDF and other formats.

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You now have a full guide on how to install lr_xml2report using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the lr_xml2report from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install lr_xml2report on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install lr_xml2report on CentOS 8

How To Install lr_xml2report on Fedora 34

How To Install lr_xml2report on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install lr_xml2report on Debian 11