How To Install smbstatus on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install smbstatus on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update smbstatus 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 samba-2
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install samba-2

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

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

sudo dnf -y install samba-2

Install smbstatus on Fedora 34 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install samba-2

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update samba-2

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade samba-2

How to Upgrade smbstatus 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 samba-2

How To remove smbstatus from Fedora 34

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

sudo dnf remove samba-2

Extra info and code examples

Samba is an implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol for Unix systems, providing support for cross-platform file and printer sharing with Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems. Samba can also function as an NT4-style domain controller, and can integrate with both NT4 domains and Active Directory realms as a member server. This package provides the components necessary to use Samba as a stand-alone file and print server or as an NT4 or Active Directory domain controller. For use in an NT4 domain or Active Directory realm, you will also need the winbind package. This package is not required for connecting to existing SMB/CIFS servers (see smbclient) or for mounting remote filesystems (see cifs-utils).


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

See also:

How To Install smbstatus on Kali Linux

How To Install smbstatus on Debian 11

How To Install smbstatus on Fedora 34

How To Install smbstatus on CentOS 8

How To Install smbstatus on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install smbstatus on Ubuntu 21.04