Sunday, November 20, 2011

Installing GraphLab on RedHat Enterprise Server 6.1

0) Login into your Red Hat machine Enterprise 6.1 machine (64 bit).
On amazon EC2 - you can launch instance ami-31d41658

1) Installing libboost
yum install boost boost-devel
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

2) Install Mercurial
yum install mercurial

3) Install cmake
yum install cmake

4a) Install graphlab from mercurial
Go to graphlab download page, and follow the download link to the mercurial repository.
copy the command string: "hg clone..." and execute it in your ubuntu shell.

or 4b) Install graphlab from tgz file
Go to graphlab download page, and download the latest release.
Extract the tgz file using the command: "tar xvzf graphlabapi_v1_XXX.tar.gz"
where XXX is the version number you downloaded.

5) configure and compile
cd graphlabapi
cd release/
make -j4


  1. I have just installed Graphlab, thanks this guide on about Grabhlab.

  2. Thanks for the update! Keep us posted if you have any questions!

  3. Hi,
    I am getting an error in the configuration step (6).
    Unrecognized option: --bootstrap
    Do I need to install something for this option to be recognized?

    1. Hi!
      Those instructions are for graphlab version 1. The current release is version 2.1
      You should try to ./configure without any additional flags. Let us know if it worked!