EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a community project from Fedora, providing high-quality add-on packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its compatible derivatives, such as AlmaLinux, Oracle Linux, Rocky Linux, and others. EPEL repository is a great resource for users who need additional software packages not included in the default RHEL distribution.
By integrating SingularityCE with EPEL, starting with release 3.10.4, users can more easily install and manage the installation using a native package management tool. Here is an example procedure for installing EPEL and SingularityCE in Alma Linux, along with an accompanying short video:
To confirm you have a compatible OS, this command will display the OS version and name installed:
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:
Take a look at the video showing how easy it is to enable the EPEL repository and install SingularityCE in Alma Linux:
For more information about SingularityCE, please visit: https://sylabs.io/docs.
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