Project ID: 27759


This repository contains the Monte Carlo Event Generators used in High Energy Physics and related tools. The set of packages in this repository i compatible with RHEL7, therefore some packages might be outdated due to limitations of that platform. Please see the https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/averbyts/HEPrpms/ repository for the packages compatible with RHEL8. The packages for EL7 are compiled with the maximal set of features. Some technical details are given below.

Exceptions in dependencies for El7/El8:

  • The support of MCFM for SHERPA-MC is in progress
  • The support of Delphes for SHERPA-MC is disabled, the interface is defunct
  • The OpenLoops package is compiled with a limited set of processes
  • The fastjet package is compiled without CGAL support

Exceptions in features for El7/El8:

  • The geant4 package compiled with a reduced set of features (e.g. no python support)

Newer versions of software for EL7 in progress:

  • recola2

Packages with a large amount of added codes:

  • rapgap -- added support for Rivet/HepMC3
  • cascade -- added support for Rivet/HepMC3
  • ThePEG -- added support for HepMC3
  • Rivet -- bugfixes for HepMC3 support
  • fjcontrib -- added compilation of shared libraries
  • lhapdf-sets-Herwig -- a technical package that provides a set of PDF needed to build Herwig
  • lhapdf-sets-whizard -- a technical package that provides a set of PDF needed to build whizard

Packages with source codes provided internally, i.e. not downloaded at build time:

  • golem95 -- the online sources were lost during the migration of hepforge
  • cernlib

Please note that while some packages have newer versions released, e.g. geant4 or Herwig, these could not be compiled on the EL7 with the system compiler.

Installation Instructions

To use the repository with RHEL7/CentOS7/etc. with root privileges do once

yum install epel-release

yum install yum-plugin-copr

yum copr enable averbyts/fastjet

Alternatively, you can also download a repo file and place it to /etc/yum.repos.d/

Then the packages can be installed with a standard yum command, e.g.

yum install Herwig

In case you don't have root privileges you still can use this repository in an automatic way.

  • Copy yum configuration file from the system directory somewhere

cp /etc/yum.conf ./myyum.conf

  • Get the .repo file for this repository

wget https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/averbyts/fastjet/repo/epel-7/averbyts-fastjet-epel-7.repo

  • Add the lines from averbyts-fastjet-epel-7.repo to the to the end of the myyum.conf:

cat averbyts-fastjet-epel-7.repo >> myyum.conf

  • Download the needed packages with a standard yumdownloader command

yumdownloader --resolve --downloadonly --config=./myyum.conf --downloaddir=/my/download/directory SHERPA-MC The dependencies will be downloaded as well.

  • Extract the content of downloaded RPMs, e.g.

rpm2cpio /my/download/directory/SHERPA-MC-2.2.8-14.el7.x86_64.rpm | cpio -idmv /plac/ewhere/you/want/to/install/it

rpm2cpio /my/download/directory/openloops-2.1.1-3.el7.x86_64.rpm | cpio -idmv /plac/ewhere/you/want/to/install/it


  • Setup environment variables like $PATH and $LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to your installation directory.

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
EPEL 7 x86_64 (1759)* EPEL 7 (325 downloads)

* Total number of downloaded packages.

External Repository List

The following repositories are accessible during builds