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The flavor string includes the common distribution, e.g. RHEL6, the gcc/icc versions, and the microprocessor instruction set. Putting them all together provides, for example, an RHEL package named RenderMan-Installer-21.0_1590950-linuxRHEL6_gcc44icc150.x86_64.rpm.
Note that users must set their environment variables manually on Linux to allow for using executables from a terminal window. This process is explained below Command Line Installation.
The following additional requirements must be met (depending on which product you are using RenderMan with):
- All: CPU capable of running the full SSE4 instruction set.
- Maya: Compatible with 2016.5, 2016 & 2015
- Katana: Compatible with 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2
Although RPM packages are typically installed via command line, some Linux distributions have GUI-based package managers, like gnomerpm. Some distributions will also allow for double-clicking the RPM file in a directory browser, which will invoke RPM with default arguments. You can try this with your Linux-based system. Should it not begin the installation on its own (because you do not have the necessary components to double click an .rpm) then you may begin the process using the steps below.