How To Install xrefs on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install radare-common

Install xrefs on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install radare-common

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update radare-common

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade radare-common

How to Upgrade xrefs 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 radare-common

How To remove xrefs from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove radare-common

Extra info and code examples

The project aims to create a complete, portable, multi-architecture, unix-like toolchain for reverse engineering. It is composed by an hexadecimal editor (radare) with a wrapped IO layer supporting multiple backends for local/remote files, debugger (osx,bsd,linux,w32), stream analyzer, assembler/disassembler (rasm) for x86,arm,ppc,m68k,java,msil,sparc code analysis modules and scripting facilities. A bindiffer named radiff, base converter (rax), shellcode development helper (rasc), a binary information extracter supporting (pe, mach0, elf, class, ...) named rabin, and a block-based hash utility called rahash. This package contains utilities and scripts used by the terminal and gtk edition of radare.

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

See also:

How To Install xrefs on CentOS 8

How To Install xrefs on Fedora 34

How To Install xrefs on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install xrefs on Ubuntu 21.04