LCG Applications Dependency Metapackage

With the help of the LCG Application Area we have put together a metapackage whose dependencies represent the packages in SL5 which the application software needs. This includes but is not limited to SL4 compatibility libs.

The metapackage is designed to be installed on SL5 x86_64.

To always get the latest version of the rpm enable the yum repository provided by the file

Copy the file HEP_OSlibs.repo into /etc/yum.repos.d and then do

# yum install HEP_OSlibs_SL5

If you don't want to use the repo file you can install the rpm individually. The individual rpms can be found here:

Pick the latest version and install it like this:

# wget 'http...'
# yum localinstall <rpm>

You will need your package manager to be properly configured to resolve all of the dependencies, which should be available in SL, SLC and CentOS.

In order to resolve some libraries, eg, and, you have to enable the OS updates repository (eg for SLC this is


Please contact OliverKeeble if you have change requests for this metapackage.


Date Version log
2010-04-28 1.0.3-0 added requirements for libaio and crti.o (to bring in glibc-devel)
2010-01-14 1.0.2-0 added requirements for zsh, tcsh, coreutils and e2fsprogs
2009-11-11 1.0.1-0 added requirement for libxml2-devel for i386 and x86_64
2009-07-07 1.0.0-0 initial release
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