How To Install pdfshow on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install mupdf-tools

Install pdfshow on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install mupdf-tools

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update mupdf-tools

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade mupdf-tools

How to Upgrade pdfshow 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 mupdf-tools

How To remove pdfshow from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove mupdf-tools

Extra info and code examples

MuPDF is a lightweight PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C. It also reads XPS, OpenXPS and ePub documents. This package contains command line tools using the MuPDF library: - mutool - tool for clean, extract, inspect PDF documents and render PDF/XPS/CBZ documents.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install pdfshow on CentOS 8

How To Install pdfshow on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install pdfshow on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install pdfshow on Kali Linux

How To Install pdfshow on Debian 11

How To Install pdfshow on Fedora 34

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