How To Install m2sh on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install m2sh on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update m2sh 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 mongrel2-core
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install mongrel2-core

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

What is m2sh 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 m2sh 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 m2sh 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 m2sh using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install mongrel2-core

Install m2sh on CentOS 8 using yum

Because m2sh 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 m2sh package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install mongrel2-core

How to upgrade (update) a single package m2sh using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like m2sh in this example you should use the following command:

yum update mongrel2-core

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade mongrel2-core

How to Upgrade m2sh 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 mongrel2-core

How To remove m2sh from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the m2sh package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove mongrel2-core

Extra info and code examples

Mongrel2 is an application, programming language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern browser technologies. Mongrel2 supports 17 languages and platforms, HTTP, Flash sockets, WebSockets, Long Polling, and many ways to deploy and hack on it. This package includes the server binaries but doesn't contain all the infrastructure needed to setup a standalone web server.


You now have a full guide on how to install m2sh using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the m2sh from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install m2sh on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install m2sh on Debian 11

How To Install m2sh on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install m2sh on Kali Linux

How To Install m2sh on CentOS 8

How To Install m2sh on Fedora 34