Open .djvu file on CentOS (Linux)

DjVu is a file format designed primarily  to store scanned documents . It compresses documents to smaller size as compared to PDF files.

You can convert files to DjVu format with this  online tool.

Following Steps will help you install djvu viewer on CentOS and other Linux Distributions with yum install command.

To install djvu with yum you must have rpmforge.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.

If the file is not present then make a file named rpmforge.repo, open it with Text Editor and paste the following in it.


# Name: RPMforge RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise 5 - dag
# URL:
name = Red Hat Enterprise $releasever - - dag
#baseurl =$basearch/dag
mirrorlist =
#mirrorlist = file:///etc/yum.repos.d/mirrors-rpmforge
enabled = 1
protect = 0
gpgkey = file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag
gpgcheck = 1


Now install djvu viewer with following command

yum install djvulibre.i386


If the above does not work then search for djvu package with

yum search djvu

and install the library present with yum install.

3 thoughts on “Open .djvu file on CentOS (Linux)”

  1. Hi.

    thanks for the todo above. I have djvulibre installed but still cannot open djvu files. Is there a way to find out where this program is (it is not in my applications)

  2. Hi,

    thank you so much can you please post it for Cent os 6 64 nit as I find that you have mentioned it for a 32 bit version

    thanks in dvance

  3. Thank you so mach for links!!
    To Kausik: for CentOS match djvulibre.x86_64 finded via “yum search” command/.
    But I have problem with yum install:

    “Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag
    GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14] curl#37 – “Couldn’t open file /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag”

    on CentOS 7.0.1406
    Is anybody can help me?

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