How To Install microdnf on AlmaLinux 8

microdnf is Minimal C implementation of DNF

Introduction

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

What is microdnf

Micro DNF is a very minimal C implementation of DNF’s install, upgrade, remove, repolist, and clean commands, designed to be used for doing simple packaging actions in containers when you don’t need full-blown DNF and you want the tiniest useful containers possible. That is, you don’t want any interpreter stack and you want the most minimal environment possible so you can build up to exactly what you need. This is not a substitute for DNF for real systems, and many of DNF’s capabilities are intentionally not implemented in Micro DNF.

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

Install microdnf 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 microdnf using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install microdnf

Install microdnf 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 microdnf using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install microdnf

How To Uninstall microdnf on AlmaLinux 8

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

sudo dnf remove microdnf

microdnf Package Contents on AlmaLinux 8

/usr/bin/microdnf
/usr/lib/.build-id
/usr/lib/.build-id/c5
/usr/lib/.build-id/c5/e36427eb66ded9e39fd808ab6d0d4f708666cd
/usr/share/doc/microdnf
/usr/share/doc/microdnf/README.md
/usr/share/licenses/microdnf
/usr/share/licenses/microdnf/COPYING
/usr/share/man/man8/microdnf.8.gz

References

Summary

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