Install R for RedHat

  1. Log in as root, or a user with sudo access
  2. Run:  

yum repolist

If you have the EPEL, rhel-7-workstation-rpms, and rhel-7-workstation-optional-rpms listed, skip steps 3 & 4.

  1. Install the EPEL packages for Red Hat. Type:

sudo yum install

sudo yum update

  1. Enable two other repos to allow the installation of dependencies. 

Use the yum-config-manager to enable the rhel-7-workstation-rpms and rhel-7-workstation-optional-rpms repos:

 sudo yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-workstation-rpms

sudo yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-workstation-optional-rpms

Alternatively, you can edit the /etc/yum.repos.d/redhat.repo file:

sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/redhat.repo

In the [rhel-7-workstation-rpms] and [rhel-7-workstation-optional-rpms] sections,

changing enabled=0 to enabled=1

Note, if the file is empty but for this:

# Certificate-Based Repositories
# Managed by (rhsm) subscription-manager
# *** This file is auto-generated.  Changes made here will be over-written. ***
# *** Use "subscription-manager repo-override --help" if you wish to make chang$
# If this file is empty and this system is subscribed consider
# a "yum repolist" to refresh available repos

then the system is probably not registered with Red Hat. Please register or contact the UWYO HelpDesk for assistance.

  1. R has some dependencies:  you will need blas-devel, lapack-devel, and texinfo-tex. With the above rpms enabled, yum will install them automatically. Run: 

sudo yum install R


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