How To Install qrouter on Fedora 34

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install qrouter

Install qrouter on Fedora 34 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install qrouter

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update qrouter

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade qrouter

How to Upgrade qrouter 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 qrouter

How To remove qrouter from Fedora 34

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

sudo dnf remove qrouter

Extra info and code examples

Qrouter is a tool to generate metal layers and vias to physically connect together a netlist in a VLSI fabrication technology. It is a maze router, otherwise known as an "over-the-cell" router or "sea-of-gates" router. That is, unlike a channel router, it begins with a description of placed standard cells, usually packed together at minimum spacing, and places metal routes over the standard cells. Qrouter uses the open standard LEF and DEF formats as file input and output. It takes the cell definitions from a LEF file, and analyzes the geometry for each cell to determine contact points and route obstructions. It then reads the cell placement, pin placement, and netlist from a DEF file, performs the detailed route, and writes an annotated DEF file as output.


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

See also:

How To Install qrouter on Kali Linux

How To Install qrouter on Debian 11

How To Install qrouter on Fedora 34

How To Install qrouter on CentOS 8

How To Install qrouter on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install qrouter on Ubuntu 22.04