How To Install premake4 on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install premake4 on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update premake4 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 premake4
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install premake4

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

What is premake4 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 premake4 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 premake4 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 premake4 using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install premake4

Install premake4 on CentOS 8 using yum

Because premake4 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 premake4 package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install premake4

How to upgrade (update) a single package premake4 using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like premake4 in this example you should use the following command:

yum update premake4

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade premake4

How to Upgrade premake4 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 premake4

How To remove premake4 from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the premake4 package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove premake4

Extra info and code examples

Premake allows you to manage your project configuration in one place and still support those pesky IDE-addicted Windows coders and/or cranky Linux command-line junkies. It allows you to generate project files for tools that you do not own. It saves the time that would otherwise be spent manually keeping several different toolsets in sync. And it provides an easy upgrade path as new versions of your favorite tools are released.


You now have a full guide on how to install premake4 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the premake4 from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install premake4 on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install premake4 on Kali Linux

How To Install premake4 on CentOS 8

How To Install premake4 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install premake4 on Debian 11

How To Install premake4 on Fedora 34