Installing Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel® Distribution for Python* Using YUM Repository

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Updated 3/7/2023
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This page provides general installation and support notes about the Community forum supported Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel® Distribution for Python* as they are distributed via the YUM repositories described below.

These software development tools are also available as part of the Intel® oneAPI Base & HPC Toolkit. These products include enterprise-level Intel® Online Service Center support.

Setting up the Repository

Here is how to install the Intel YUM Repository. [Note: You must be logged in as root to set up and install the repository]

  1. Add the repositories in two ways:
    • Add all Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel® Distribution for Python* repositories at once:
      sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo
      You can enable or disable repositories in the intelproducts.repo file by setting the value of the enabled directive to 1 or 0 as required.
    • Add an individual product:
      • Intel® oneAPI Math Kernel Library (oneMKL):
        sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo
      • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP):
        sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo
      • Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB):
        sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo
      • Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel® DAAL):
        sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo
      • Intel® MPI Library:
        sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo
      • Intel® Distribution for Python* (package name will be intel-oneapi-python-<VERSION>.<UPDATE>):
        sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo
  2. Import the gpg public key for the repository
    sudo rpm --import

How do I install a particular version?

  1. To install a particular version of one of the Intel® Performance Libraries:


    yum install intel-mkl-2020.0-088
  2. To install a particular language version of the Intel® Distribution for Python*:
    yum install intelpython<PYTHON_VERSION>


    yum install intelpython3
  3. To specify which version of the Intel® Distribution for Python* to install:
    yum install intelpython<PYTHON_VERSION>-<VERSION>.<UPDATE>-<BUILD_NUMBER>


    yum install intelpython3-2020.0-014

By downloading Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel® Distribution for Python* you agree to the terms and conditions stated in the End-User License Agreement (EULA). For more help on installing Intel Distribution for Python, see the Intel® oneAPI Toolkits Installation Guide for Linux* OS.

How do I uninstall a particular version?

  1. To uninstall one of the Intel® Performance Libraries:


    yum autoremove intel-mkl-2020.0-088
  2. To uninstall the Intel® Distribution for Python*:
    yum remove intelpython<PYTHON_VERSION>


    yum remove intelpython3


Failures when trying to update Intel YUM repository

In certain cases, an update through the Intel YUM repositories may fail due to a caching issue. Please follow these steps in order to disable caching in YUM and clean up your local repo prior to update.

  1. Disable caching in YUM config file '/etc/yum.conf':
  2. Delete any temporary YUM files:
    rm -r /var/tmp/yum*
  3. Cleanup your local YUM repository:
    yum clean metadata
    yum clean all
  4. Reboot your machine
  5. Now re-attempt the YUM update:
    yum update

Failures when installing specific Intel package version on Red Hat*/CentOS* 7 systems

Due to a known bug in YUM 3.x (which is the default package manager in Red Hat*/CentOS* 7), you may see failures when trying to install specific versions of the Intel Performance Libraries or Intel Python packages. The bug is fixed in YUM 4 so we recommend you update your local instance of the client to the latest YUM version.

If you're running YUM 3.x or older, you will only be able to install the latest version available of the Intel products.

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