Install RStudio Server on centOS6.5

My system is 64-bit centOS 6.5. The 64-bit version then is 0.98.766 and the following error  appeared when installing RStudio Server preview version:

[root@supstat download]# rpm -ivh rstudio-server-0.98.766-x86_64.rpm error: Failed dependencies: is needed by rstudio-server-0.98.766-1.x86_64 is needed by rstudio-server-0.98.766-1.x86_64 is needed by rstudio-server-0.98.766-1.x86_64

Refer to an article on stackoverflow:

yum install -y
yum install -y
yum install -y
yum install openssl098e-0.9.8e -y
yum install gcc41-libgfortran-4.1.2 -y
yum install pango-1.28.1 -y

rpm -Uvh compat-libgfortran-41-4.1.2-39.el6.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh --nodeps rstudio-server-0.98.766-x86_64.rpm

Completion of the above steps is still not enough. Running rstudio-server verify-installation still reports errors.

The problem lies in the lack of library files, but there is indeed a file as mentioned in the error report  under /usr/lib. Then let’s check the library files under / usr/lib64 :

[root@supstat lib64]# ll libcrypto*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Apr 9 12:15 ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Apr 9 12:15 ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1950976 Apr 8 10:42
[root@supstat lib64]# ll libssl*
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 250168 Feb 11 21:01
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Apr 9 12:15 ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Apr 9 12:15 ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 441112 Apr 8 10:42

We could find there is no and

Attempting  to create a soft link library files:

cd /usr/lib64
ln -s
ln -s

rstudio-server verify-installation  test passed.

Firewall settings

In the browser, when entering http:// <server IP>: 8787, you will find it impossible to get accessed.  This  is due to built-in firewall policy in centOS which have not added 8787 port.

Next, modify the firewall configuration file:

vi /etc/sysconfig/iptables

Add -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT after the following sentence:

-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 8787 -j ACCEPT

So that you can access it!


User Settings

Sometimes we want to restrict user access to Rstudio Server, then it is necessary to modify the configuration file /etc/rstudio/rserver.conf, and add the following sentence:
Then add users groups rstudio_users and user supstat in the command line:
groupadd rstudio_users
useradd supstat
usermod -a -G rstudio_users supstat

# user password setting
passwd supstat

# if you want to add sudo permission for some users ,please refer to

chown -R supstat:rstudio_users /home/supstat
Then we can use supstat account to login in the Rstudio Server :

View the process:

[root@supstat R]#ps aux|grep rstudio-server 498 19292 0.1 0.3 212788 3980 ? Ssl 07:30 0:00 /usr/lib/rstudio-server/bin/rserver
supstat 19307 0.5 4.3 568932 43956 ? Sl 07:31 0:03 /usr/lib/rstudio-server/bin/rsession -u supstat
root 19414 0.0 0.0 103248 864 pts/0 R+ 07:43 0:00 grep rstudio-server

We can see there are two rstudio-server-related processes: one is rserver system, and the other is the user supstat ‘s  rsession.

System configuration and system management

For installing under ubuntu you can refer to Zhang Dan’s blog

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