How To Install mgl2gif on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install mgl2gif on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update mgl2gif 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 mathgl
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install mathgl

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

What is mgl2gif 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 mgl2gif 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 mgl2gif 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 mgl2gif using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install mathgl

Install mgl2gif on CentOS 8 using yum

Because mgl2gif 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 mgl2gif package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install mathgl

How to upgrade (update) a single package mgl2gif using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like mgl2gif in this example you should use the following command:

yum update mathgl

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade mathgl

How to Upgrade mgl2gif 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 mathgl

How To remove mgl2gif from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the mgl2gif package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove mathgl

Extra info and code examples

A free cross-platform library of fast C++ routines for plotting data in up to 3 dimensions. It can export plots to bitmaps and vector EPS, SVG, IDTF files. There are simple window interfaces based on GLUT, FLTK and/or Qt. MathGL can also be used in the console. There are interfaces to a set of languages, such as, C, Fortran, Pascal, Forth, Python, Octave. This package contains MathGL utilities and examples.


You now have a full guide on how to install mgl2gif using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the mgl2gif from CentOS 8.

See also:

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