How To Install metacity-message on CentOS 8

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

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

What is metacity-message 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 metacity-message 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 metacity-message 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 metacity-message using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install metacity

Install metacity-message on CentOS 8 using yum

Because metacity-message 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 metacity-message package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install metacity

How to upgrade (update) a single package metacity-message using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update metacity

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade metacity

How to Upgrade metacity-message 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 metacity

How To remove metacity-message from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the metacity-message package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove metacity

Extra info and code examples

Metacity is a small window manager, using GTK+ to do everything. As the author says, metacity is a "Boring window manager for the adult in you. Many window managers are like Marshmallow Froot Loops; Metacity is like Cheerios." This package contains the core binaries.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install metacity-message on CentOS 8

How To Install metacity-message on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install metacity-message on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install metacity-message on Kali Linux

How To Install metacity-message on Debian 11

How To Install metacity-message on Fedora 34

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