How To Install sdngen on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install sdf

Install sdngen on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install sdf

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update sdf

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade sdf

How to Upgrade sdngen 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 sdf

How To remove sdngen from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove sdf

Extra info and code examples

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

See also:

How To Install sdngen on CentOS 8

How To Install sdngen on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install sdngen on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install sdngen on Kali Linux

How To Install sdngen on Debian 11

How To Install sdngen on Fedora 34