SingularityCE Now Available in EPEL

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Dec 16, 2022 | How To Guides, News

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a repository of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, AlmaLinux, Oracle Linux, Rocky Linux and others.

By integrating SingularityCE with EPEL, starting with release 3.10.4, users may now more easily install and manage the installation using a native package management tool. Here is an example procedure of installing EPEL and SingularityCE in Alma Linux, along with an accompanying short video:

Confirm you have a compatible OS, this command will display OS version and name installed:

cat /etc/os-release

Install and enable the EPEL repository:

sudo dnf install epel-release

Type ‘Y’ at the prompt, EPEL is now installed

sudo dnf update

Type ‘Y’ at the prompt to refresh the repository.

If you wish to confirm the version and package information of the latest SingularityCE:

dnf info singularity-ce

Install SingularityCE latest version:

sudo dnf install singularity-ce

Type ‘Y’ at the prompt.

To verify the installation:

singularity --version

Take a look at the video showing how easy it is to enable the EPEL repository and install SingularityCE in Alma Linux:

Note: If you have Singularity built from source, it might take precedence over the RPM installation. If this happens, please remove the compiled version.

For more information about SingularityCE, please visit: https://sylabs.staging.sycloud.io/docs.

Direct links to the latest SingularityCE User Guide or the SingularityCE Administrator Guide

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