How To Install utalk on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install utalk

Install utalk on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install utalk

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update utalk

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade utalk

How to Upgrade utalk 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 utalk

How To remove utalk from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove utalk

Extra info and code examples

utalk uses a protocol, based on UDP, which ensures a quick response even over links with high packet loss, allows editing of previously typed text, including scrollback, deletion and overstrike, and provides some additional features. It is not compatible with BSD talk program.

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


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

See also:

How To Install utalk on Kali Linux

How To Install utalk on Debian 11

How To Install utalk on Fedora 34

How To Install utalk on CentOS 8

How To Install utalk on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install utalk on Ubuntu 21.04