How To Install nmblookup on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install nmblookup on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update nmblookup 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 samba4-client
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install samba4-client

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

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

sudo dnf -y install samba4-client

Install nmblookup on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install samba4-client

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update samba4-client

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade samba4-client

How to Upgrade nmblookup 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 samba4-client

How To remove nmblookup from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove samba4-client

Extra info and code examples

Samba is an implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol for Unix systems, providing support for cross-platform file sharing with Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems. Samba can also function as a domain controller or member server in both NT4-style and Active Directory domains. This package contains the common files that are used by both the server (provided in the samba package) and the client (provided in the samba-clients package).


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

See also:

How To Install nmblookup on CentOS 8

How To Install nmblookup on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install nmblookup on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install nmblookup on Kali Linux

How To Install nmblookup on Debian 11

How To Install nmblookup on Fedora 34