How To Install udhcpc on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install udhcpc

Install udhcpc on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install udhcpc

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update udhcpc

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade udhcpc

How to Upgrade udhcpc 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 udhcpc

How To remove udhcpc from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove udhcpc

Extra info and code examples

Busybox contains a very small yet fully functional RFC compliant DHCP client formerly known as udhcpc. This package contains the glue to use the busybox udhcpc as DHCP client in the system by providing the appropriate symbolic links and scripts.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install udhcpc on CentOS 8

How To Install udhcpc on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install udhcpc on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install udhcpc on Kali Linux

How To Install udhcpc on Debian 11

How To Install udhcpc on Fedora 34

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