How To Install nfc-poll on CentOS 8

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

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

What is nfc-poll 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 nfc-poll 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 nfc-poll 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 nfc-poll using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install libnfc-examples

Install nfc-poll on CentOS 8 using yum

Because nfc-poll 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 nfc-poll package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install libnfc-examples

How to upgrade (update) a single package nfc-poll using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update libnfc-examples

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade libnfc-examples

How to Upgrade nfc-poll 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 libnfc-examples

How To remove nfc-poll from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the nfc-poll package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove libnfc-examples

Extra info and code examples

libnfc is a library for Near Field Communication. It abstracts the low-level details of communicating with the devices away behind an easy-to-use high-level API. It supports most hardware based on the NXP PN531, PN532 or PN533 controller chips. Some examples are provided with libnfc for debugging and/or educational purposes (nfc-anticol, nfc-emulate, etc.).


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

See also:

How To Install nfc-poll on Debian 11

How To Install nfc-poll on CentOS 8

How To Install nfc-poll on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install nfc-poll on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install nfc-poll on Fedora 34

How To Install nfc-poll on Kali Linux