Upgrading RStudio Package Manager


Upgrading RStudio Package Manager requires limited downtime. During an upgrade users will not be able to install packages. We recommend upgrading during a period of downtime.

The latest version is available on the download page along with release notes. The current version is available by running:

cat /opt/rstudio-pm/VERSION

To upgrade:

  1. Download the latest .rpm or .deb file
  2. Run the install command:


    sudo gdebi <rstudio-pm-version.deb>

    Red Hat/CentOS:

    sudo yum install --nogpgcheck <rstudio-pm-version.rpm>


    sudo zypper --no-gpg-checks install <rstudio-pm-version.rpm>

The new version of RStudio Package Manager will install on top of an earlier installation. Existing configuration settings are respected. During installation the RStudio Package Manager service is restarted.

Offline Mode

To inform users of maintenance, please consider using the online/offline modes available via the CLI commands online and offline respectively. For cluster online/offline modes, see below.

Cluster Management

RStudio Package Manager can be run in a highly available cluster, which makes upgrading a little bit more complicated than a single server setup. Because of this, we offer some cluster management tooling to make upgrading easier.

Please see the cluster management section of the Admin Guide for more information.