How To Install texindex on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install texinfo-tex

Install texindex on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install texinfo-tex

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update texinfo-tex

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade texinfo-tex

How to Upgrade texindex 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 texinfo-tex

How To remove texindex from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove texinfo-tex

Extra info and code examples

Texinfo is a documentation system that uses a single source file to produce both on-line information and printed output. Using Texinfo, you can create a printed document with the normal features of a book, including chapters, sections, cross references, and indices. From the same Texinfo source file, you can create a menu-driven, on-line Info file with nodes, menus, cross references, and indices.


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

See also:

How To Install texindex on Debian 11

How To Install texindex on CentOS 8

How To Install texindex on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install texindex on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install texindex on Kali Linux

How To Install texindex on Fedora 34