How To Install rc.news on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install rc.news on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update rc.news 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 inn2
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install inn2

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

What is rc.news 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 rc.news 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 rc.news 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 rc.news using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install inn2

Install rc.news on CentOS 8 using yum

Because rc.news 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 rc.news package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install inn2

How to upgrade (update) a single package rc.news using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update inn2

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade inn2

How to Upgrade rc.news 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 inn2

How To remove rc.news from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the rc.news package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove inn2

Extra info and code examples

This package provides INN 2.x, which is a very complex news server daemon useful for big sites. The 'inn' package still exists for smaller sites which do not need the complexity of INN 2.x. The news transport is the part of the system that stores the articles and the lists of which groups are available and so on, and provides those articles on request to users. It receives news (either posted locally or from a newsfeed site), files it, and passes it on to any downstream sites. Each article is kept for a period of time and then deleted (this is known as 'expiry'). By default Debian's INN will install in a fairly simple 'local-only' configuration. In order to make use of the services provided by INN you'll have to use a user-level newsreader program such as pan. The newsreader is the program that fetches articles from the server and shows them to the user, remembering which the user has seen so that they don't get shown again. It also provides the posting interface for the user.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install rc.news on CentOS 8

How To Install rc.news on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install rc.news on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install rc.news on Fedora 34

How To Install rc.news on Kali Linux

How To Install rc.news on Debian 11

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