How To Install mrtg on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install mrtg

Install mrtg on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install mrtg

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update mrtg

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade mrtg

How to Upgrade mrtg 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 mrtg

How To remove mrtg from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove mrtg

Extra info and code examples

The Multi Router Traffic Grapher is a tool primarily used to monitor the traffic load on network links (typically by using SNMP). MRTG generates HTML pages containing PNG images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic. MRTG typically produces daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs. In addition to monitoring via SNMP, MRTG can also generate graphs based on the output of any application, allowing one to generate graphs of anything that needs monitoring (for example, CPU and memory usage, email volumes, web hits, etc). For faster data collection, MRTG can also interface to RRDtool. The mrtg-contrib package contains the contributed scripts and configuration files that used to form part of the mrtg package.


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

See also:

How To Install mrtg on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install mrtg on Kali Linux

How To Install mrtg on Debian 11

How To Install mrtg on CentOS 8

How To Install mrtg on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install mrtg on Fedora 34