How To Install vtysh on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install quagga

Install vtysh on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install quagga

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update quagga

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade quagga

How to Upgrade vtysh 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 quagga

How To remove vtysh from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove quagga

Extra info and code examples

GNU Quagga is free software which manages TCP/IP based routing protocols. It supports BGP4, BGP4+, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, IS-IS, RIPv1, RIPv2, and RIPng as well as the IPv6 versions of these. As the predecessor Zebra has been considered orphaned, the Quagga project has been formed by members of the zebra mailing list and the former zebra-pj project to continue developing. Quagga uses threading if the kernel supports it, but can also run on kernels that do not support threading. Each protocol has its own daemon. It is more than a routed replacement, it can be used as a Route Server and a Route Reflector. This metapackage depends on the full suite of Quagga routing daemons.


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

See also:

How To Install vtysh on Kali Linux

How To Install vtysh on CentOS 8

How To Install vtysh on Debian 11

How To Install vtysh on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install vtysh on Fedora 34

How To Install vtysh on Ubuntu 21.04