How To Install weston-simple-egl on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install weston-simple-egl on CentOS 8
yum package managers.
Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update
weston-simple-egl as well.
One-liner Install Command
If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install weston
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install weston
But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.
weston-simple-egl and How to Install It?
Short description: reference implementation of a wayland compositor
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 weston-simple-egl 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 weston-simple-egl 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 weston-simple-egl using
dnf by running the
sudo dnf -y install weston
Install weston-simple-egl on CentOS 8 using yum
Because weston-simple-egl is available in CentOS 8’s default
it is possible to install it from these repositories using the
To begin, update local packages database with
yum using the following command.
sudo yum makecache --refresh
Now can install weston-simple-egl package on your server/computer by running the following command:
sudo yum -y install weston
How to upgrade (update) a single package weston-simple-egl using yum?
To update all the packages available on the system:
If you want to update a specific package like weston-simple-egl in this example you should use the following command:
yum update weston
To downgrade a package to an earlier version:
yum downgrade weston
How to Upgrade weston-simple-egl 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 weston
How To remove weston-simple-egl from CentOS 8
To uninstall only the
weston-simple-egl package you can execute
sudo dnf remove weston
Extra info and code examples
Part of the Wayland project is also the Weston reference implementation of a Wayland compositor. Weston can run as an X client or under Linux KMS and ships with a few demo clients. The Weston compositor is a minimal and fast compositor and is suitable for many embedded and mobile use cases.
- Maintainer: Debian X Strike Force
- Sources url: http://wayland.freedesktop.org/
- Section/Category: x11
You now have a full guide on how to install
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the weston-simple-egl from CentOS 8.