How To Install mktorrent on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install mktorrent

Install mktorrent on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install mktorrent

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update mktorrent

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade mktorrent

How to Upgrade mktorrent 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 mktorrent

How To remove mktorrent from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove mktorrent

Extra info and code examples

mktorrent is a text-based utility to create BitTorrent metainfo files used by trackers and torrent clients. It can create metainfo files for single files or complete directories in a fast way. It supports: - multiple trackers, - embedding custom comments into torrent files, - multi-threaded hashing. It also supports setting the "private" flag, which advises the BitTorrent agents to refrain from using alternative peer discovery mechanisms, such as Distributed Hash Table (DHT), Local Peer Discovery (LPD), or Peer Exchange.


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

See also:

How To Install mktorrent on Kali Linux

How To Install mktorrent on CentOS 8

How To Install mktorrent on Debian 11

How To Install mktorrent on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install mktorrent on Fedora 34

How To Install mktorrent on Ubuntu 21.04