How To Install ncdump-hdf on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install ncdump-hdf on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update ncdump-hdf 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 hdf4-tools
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install hdf4-tools

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

What is ncdump-hdf and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running Fedora 34. This guide was written specifically with a server running Fedora 34 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 ncdump-hdf on Fedora 34. 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 ncdump-hdf on Fedora 34 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install ncdump-hdf using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install hdf4-tools

Install ncdump-hdf on Fedora 34 using yum

Because ncdump-hdf is available in Fedora 34’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 ncdump-hdf package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install hdf4-tools

How to upgrade (update) a single package ncdump-hdf using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update hdf4-tools

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade hdf4-tools

How to Upgrade ncdump-hdf on Fedora 34 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 hdf4-tools

How To remove ncdump-hdf from Fedora 34

To uninstall only the ncdump-hdf package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove hdf4-tools

Extra info and code examples

HDF is a multi-object file format for storing and transferring graphical and numerical data mainly used in scientific computing. HDF supports several different data models, including multidimensional arrays, raster images, and tables. Each defines a specific aggregate data type and provides an API for reading, writing, and organizing the data and metadata. New data models can be added by the HDF developers or users. This package includes some basic utilities to view, pack, unpack, HDF files.


You now have a full guide on how to install ncdump-hdf using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the ncdump-hdf from Fedora 34.

See also:

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