How To Install texi2dvi4a2ps on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install texi2dvi4a2ps on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update texi2dvi4a2ps 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 a2ps
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install a2ps

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

What is texi2dvi4a2ps 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 texi2dvi4a2ps 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 texi2dvi4a2ps 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 texi2dvi4a2ps using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install a2ps

Install texi2dvi4a2ps on CentOS 8 using yum

Because texi2dvi4a2ps 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 texi2dvi4a2ps package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install a2ps

How to upgrade (update) a single package texi2dvi4a2ps using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like texi2dvi4a2ps in this example you should use the following command:

yum update a2ps

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade a2ps

How to Upgrade texi2dvi4a2ps 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 a2ps

How To remove texi2dvi4a2ps from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the texi2dvi4a2ps package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove a2ps

Extra info and code examples

GNU a2ps converts files into PostScript for printing or viewing. It uses a nice default format, usually two pages on each physical page, borders surrounding pages, headers with useful information (page number, printing date, file name or supplied header), line numbering, symbol substitution as well as pretty printing for a wide range of programming languages. Historically, a2ps started as a text to PostScript converter, but thanks to powerful delegations it is able to let you use it for any kind of files, ie it can also digest manual pages, dvi files, texinfo, .... Among the other most noticeable features of a2ps are: - various encodings (all the Latins and others), - various fonts (automatic font downloading), - various medias, - various printer interfaces, - various output styles, - various programming languages, - various helping applications, - and various spoken languages.

  • Maintainer: Debian QA Group
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You now have a full guide on how to install texi2dvi4a2ps using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the texi2dvi4a2ps from CentOS 8.

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