How To Install stap-exporter on CentOS 8

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

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

What is stap-exporter 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 stap-exporter 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 stap-exporter 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 stap-exporter using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install systemtap-exporter

Install stap-exporter on CentOS 8 using yum

Because stap-exporter 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 stap-exporter package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install systemtap-exporter

How to upgrade (update) a single package stap-exporter using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update systemtap-exporter

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade systemtap-exporter

How to Upgrade stap-exporter 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 systemtap-exporter

How To remove stap-exporter from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the stap-exporter package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove systemtap-exporter

Extra info and code examples

systemtap sessions and relays prometheus metrics from the sessions to remote requesters on demand.

  • Maintainer: unknown
  • Sources url: unknown
  • Section/Category: unknown


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

See also:

How To Install stap-exporter on CentOS 8

How To Install stap-exporter on Fedora 34