How To Install minidlnad on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install minidlnad on CentOS 8
yum package managers.
Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update
minidlnad as well.
One-liner Install Command
If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install minidlna
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install minidlna
But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.
minidlnad and How to Install It?
Short description: lightweight DLNA/UPnP-AV server targeted at embedded systems
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 minidlnad 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 minidlnad 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 minidlnad using
dnf by running the
sudo dnf -y install minidlna
Install minidlnad on CentOS 8 using yum
Because minidlnad is available in CentOS 8’s default
it is possible to install it from these repositories using the
To begin, update local packages database with
yum using the following command.
sudo yum makecache --refresh
Now can install minidlnad package on your server/computer by running the following command:
sudo yum -y install minidlna
How to upgrade (update) a single package minidlnad using yum?
To update all the packages available on the system:
If you want to update a specific package like minidlnad in this example you should use the following command:
yum update minidlna
To downgrade a package to an earlier version:
yum downgrade minidlna
How to Upgrade minidlnad 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 minidlna
How To remove minidlnad from CentOS 8
To uninstall only the
minidlnad package you can execute
sudo dnf remove minidlna
Extra info and code examples
MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. The minidlna daemon serves media files (music, pictures, and video) to clients on your network. Example clients include applications such as totem and xbmc, and devices such as portable media players, smartphones, and televisions. MiniDLNA is a simple, lightweight alternative to mediatomb, but has fewer features. It does not have a web interface for administration and must be configured by editing a text file.
- Maintainer: Alexander GQ Gerasiov
- Sources url: https://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/
- Section/Category: net
You now have a full guide on how to install
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the minidlnad from CentOS 8.