How To Install v.what on CentOS 8

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

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

What is v.what 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 v.what 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 v.what 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 v.what using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install grass-core

Install v.what on CentOS 8 using yum

Because v.what 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 v.what package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install grass-core

How to upgrade (update) a single package v.what using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update grass-core

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade grass-core

How to Upgrade v.what 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 grass-core

How To remove v.what from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the v.what package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove grass-core

Extra info and code examples

Commonly referred to as GRASS, this is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/map production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many government agencies and environmental consulting companies. This package contains the core processing components, but not the GUI.


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

See also:

How To Install v.what on CentOS 8

How To Install v.what on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install v.what on Kali Linux

How To Install v.what on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install v.what on Debian 11

How To Install v.what on Fedora 34