How To Install tgtimg on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install scsi-target-utils

Install tgtimg on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install scsi-target-utils

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update scsi-target-utils

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade scsi-target-utils

How to Upgrade tgtimg 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 scsi-target-utils

How To remove tgtimg from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove scsi-target-utils

Extra info and code examples

The Linux target framework (tgt) allows a Linux system to provide SCSI devices (targets) over networked SCSI transports. tgt consists of a user-space daemon and user-space tools currently supporting the following transports: - iSCSI (SCSI over IP) - iSER (iSCSI over RDMA, using Infiniband) tgt also supports different storage types for use as backing stores for SCSI Logical Units: - Plain files and block devices - Ceph/RADOS RBD volumes - GlusterFS volumes This package includes the daemon and user-space tools.


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

See also:

How To Install tgtimg on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install tgtimg on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install tgtimg on Debian 11

How To Install tgtimg on CentOS 8

How To Install tgtimg on Fedora 34

How To Install tgtimg on Kali Linux