How To Install minidlnad on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install minidlnad on CentOS 8 using dnf and 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:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install minidlna
or if you use dnf:
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.

What is minidlnad 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 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 following command:

sudo dnf -y install minidlna

Install minidlnad on CentOS 8 using yum

Because minidlnad 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 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:

yum update

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 the following command:

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.


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

See also:

How To Install minidlnad on Kali Linux

How To Install minidlnad on Debian 11

How To Install minidlnad on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install minidlnad on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install minidlnad on CentOS 8

How To Install minidlnad on Fedora 34