Installing the OpenQuake Engine on RedHat Linux and its clones#

The OpenQuake Engine is available in the form of rpm binary packages for the following RHEL based distributions:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 7

  • CentOS 7

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 8

  • RockyLinux 8

The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository is required:

sudo yum install epel-release

Add the OpenQuake packages repository#

The following commands add the official stable builds package repository:

RHEL/RockyLinux 8#

sudo yum copr enable gem/openquake-stable

RHEL/CentOS 7#

curl -sL | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/gem-openquake-stable-epel-7.repo

Install packages from the OpenQuake repository#

Before upgrading to a newer version of OpenQuake Engine, you must uninstall the current installed version Uninstall the OpenQuake Engine

Then to install the OpenQuake Engine and its libraries run

sudo yum install python3-oq-engine

The software and its libraries will be installed under /opt/openquake/venv. Data will be stored under /opt/openquake.

Configure the system services#

The package installs three systemd services:

  • openquake-dbserver.service: provides the database for the OpenQuake Engine and must be started before running any oq engine command

  • openquake-webui.service: provides the WebUI and is optional

To enable any service at boot run

sudo systemctl enable openquake-dbserver.service

To manually start, stop or restart a service run

sudo systemctl <start|stop|restart> openquake-dbserver.service

To check the status of a service run

sudo systemctl status openquake-dbserver.service

(openquake-dbserver.service can be replaced by openquake-webui.service)

Run the OpenQuake Engine#

Continue on How to run the OpenQuake Engine

Test the installation#

To run the OpenQuake Engine tests see the testing page.

Uninstall the OpenQuake Engine#

To uninstall the OpenQuake Engine and all its components run

sudo yum erase python3-oq-*

If you want to remove all the dependencies installed by the OpenQuake Engine, you need to have a yum plugin called yum-plugin-remove-with-leaves first and then use the --remove-leaves yum’s flag:

sudo yum install yum-plugin-remove-with-leaves
sudo yum erase --remove-leaves python3-oq-*

Data cleanup#

To reset the database oq reset command can be used:

sudo systemctl stop openquake-dbserver.service
sudo -u openquake oq reset
sudo systemctl start openquake-dbserver.service

To remove all the data produced by the OpenQuake Engine (including datastores) you must also remove ~/oqdata in each users’ home.

If the packages have been already uninstalled, it’s safe to remove /opt/openquake.

Getting help#

If you need help or have questions/comments/feedback for us, you can subscribe to the OpenQuake users mailing list: