How To Install aalib on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial we learn how to install aalib in AlmaLinux 8. aalib is ASCII art library

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install aalib on AlmaLinux 8.

What is aalib

AA-lib is a low level gfx library just as many other libraries are. The main difference is that AA-lib does not require graphics device. In fact, there is no graphical output possible. AA-lib replaces those old-fashioned output methods with a powerful ASCII art renderer. The API is designed to be similar to other graphics libraries.

We can use yum or dnf to install aalib on AlmaLinux 8. In this tutorial we discuss both methods but you only need to choose one of method to install aalib.

Install aalib on AlmaLinux 8 Using dnf

Update yum database with dnf using the following command.

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install aalib using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install aalib

Install aalib on AlmaLinux 8 Using yum

Update yum database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install aalib using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install aalib

How To Uninstall aalib on AlmaLinux 8

To uninstall only the aalib package we can use the following command:

sudo dnf remove aalib

aalib Package Contents on AlmaLinux 8

/usr/bin/aafire
/usr/bin/aainfo
/usr/bin/aasavefont
/usr/bin/aatest
/usr/lib/.build-id
/usr/lib/.build-id/10
/usr/lib/.build-id/10/504d16e31ac116bd0524b2a044bcaaaa7502bb
/usr/lib/.build-id/18
/usr/lib/.build-id/18/48f7ec78e7b17bd97944e40e29fdd38a983285
/usr/lib/.build-id/a6
/usr/lib/.build-id/a6/73a787aff6b6c986033becb16bef2058169e6b
/usr/lib/.build-id/d3
/usr/lib/.build-id/d3/3acd4a7acb48bedba7f8831c729e3cc6454c45
/usr/share/man/man1/aafire.1.gz

References

Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install aalib on AlmaLinux 8 using yum and dnf.