How To Install bison-devel on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we learn how to install bison-devel on CentOS 7. bison-devel is -ly library for development using Bison-generated parsers

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install bison-devel on CentOS 7.

What is bison-devel

The bison-devel package contains the -ly library sometimes used by programs using Bison-generated parsers. If you are developing programs using Bison, you might want to link with this library. This library is not required by all Bison-generated parsers, but may be employed by simple programs to supply minimal support for the generated parsers. The bison-devel package contains the -ly library sometimes used by programs using Bison-generated parsers. If you are developing programs using Bison, you might want to link with this library. This library is not required by all Bison-generated parsers, but may be employed by simple programs to supply minimal support for the generated parsers.

We can use yum or dnf to install bison-devel on CentOS 7. In this tutorial we discuss both methods but you only need to choose one of method to install bison-devel.

Install bison-devel on CentOS 7 Using yum

Update yum database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache

After updating yum database, We can install bison-devel using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install bison-devel

Install bison-devel on CentOS 7 Using dnf

If you don’t have dnf installed you can install dnf first. Update yum database with dnf using the following command.

sudo dnf makecache

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

sudo dnf -y install bison-devel

How To Uninstall bison-devel on CentOS 7

To uninstall only the bison-devel package we can use the following command:

sudo dnf remove bison-devel

bison-devel Package Contents on CentOS 7

/usr/lib/liby.a
/usr/share/doc/bison-devel-3.0.4
/usr/share/doc/bison-devel-3.0.4/COPYING
/usr/lib64/liby.a
/usr/share/doc/bison-devel-3.0.4
/usr/share/doc/bison-devel-3.0.4/COPYING

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install bison-devel on CentOS 7 using yum and dnf.