OAR is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 2 or above. Because OAR is licensed free of charge, there is no warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Read the full text of the GNU GPL version 2 for details.

Latest release

See the OAR versions page.


OAR can be installed independently of any distribution packaging mechanism. This can especially be handy if no package is provided for the distribution of your choice.



Once the tarball downloaded and unpacked, please read the INSTALL file inside for instructions about how to proceed to the installation.


Debian official repositories

OAR is shipped in Debian official distribution. As of writing this, the following versions are available:

Up to date list on Debian packages site.

OAR is also part of Debian derivative distributions, such as Ubuntu.




RPM packages are provided for OAR, for distribution based on RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7. E.g.:

EPEL repository setup

OAR uses packages from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

To add the Epel repository to your yum configuration, please run the following command:

$ yum install epel-release

Or read this page.

OAR repository setup

OAR can be installed using yum. Please run the following command as root to setup OAR repository:

$ DISTRO="cento6" # or DISTRO="centos7"
$ cat <<EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/OAR.repo

NB: with this configuration, OAR repository is not activated by defaut. This is done on purpose, in order to prevent unwanted upgrades. To use the OAR repository, one must use the yum command with –enablerepo=OAR.



Development releases, and release candidates


Tarballs of release candidates and new versions of OAR are push to:

Debian packages

OAR development versions or release candidates may not be uploaded to Debian official repositories, but are usually distributed via our dedicated repository hosted at

OAR repository key setup

To use this repository, you first need to install the repository key:

$ wget -q -O- | apt-key add - 

OAR repository setup

See the following URL, to find out what distributions are available:

For instance, to use the sid_beta distribution (beta packages for Debian Sid), run the following command as root:

$ cat <<'EOF' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/oar.list
deb sid_beta main

Centos packages

Centos packages for release candidates or new versions of OAR are pushed to our testing repository.

One can add it to its yum repositories as follows:

$ cat <<'EOF' > /etc/yum.repos.d/OAR-testing.repo

And use the yum command with –enablerepo=OAR-testing.

Development code base

On GitHub

OAR sources repository is on Github:

Read-only access

$ git clone git://

Developper access

$ git clone

On Inria's Gforge

The OAR project previously used the Inria's Gforge:

Developer access

You need a Inria Gforge account to get the developer access. This requires you to be part of a research collaboration/project with Inria.

$ git clone git+ssh://

Anonymous access

$ git clone git://
download.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/01 22:55 by neyron
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