How To Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update x86_64-linux-gnu-ar 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 binutils
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install binutils

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

What is x86_64-linux-gnu-ar 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 x86_64-linux-gnu-ar 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 x86_64-linux-gnu-ar 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 x86_64-linux-gnu-ar using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install binutils

Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on CentOS 8 using yum

Because x86_64-linux-gnu-ar 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 x86_64-linux-gnu-ar package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install binutils

How to upgrade (update) a single package x86_64-linux-gnu-ar using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like x86_64-linux-gnu-ar in this example you should use the following command:

yum update binutils

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade binutils

How to Upgrade x86_64-linux-gnu-ar 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 binutils

How To remove x86_64-linux-gnu-ar from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the x86_64-linux-gnu-ar package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove binutils

Extra info and code examples

The programs in this package are used to manipulate binary and object files that may have been created on other architectures. This package is primarily for multi-architecture developers and cross-compilers and is not needed by normal users or developers. Note that a cross-assembling version of gas is not included in this package, just the binary utilities. NORMAL USERS SHOULD NOT INSTALL THIS PACKAGE. It's meant only for those requiring support for reading info from binaries from other architectures.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the x86_64-linux-gnu-ar from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on CentOS 8

How To Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on Kali Linux

How To Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on Debian 11

How To Install x86_64-linux-gnu-ar on Fedora 34

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