How To Install mktorrent on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install mktorrent on CentOS 8
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:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install mktorrent
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.
mktorrent and How to Install It?
Short description: simple command line utility to create BitTorrent metainfo files
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
sudo dnf -y install mktorrent
Install mktorrent on CentOS 8 using yum
Because mktorrent 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 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:
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
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
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the mktorrent from CentOS 8.