Install prerequisites

Installing the prerequisites for RDMO differs on the different operating systems and is therefore covered in different sections. Here, you need to use the superuser.


We recommend to install the prerequisites using the packaging system of your distribution. Use the following commands for Debian/Ubuntu or RHEL/CentOS.

sudo apt install build-essential libxml2-dev libxslt-dev zlib1g-dev \
    python3-dev python3-pip python3-venv \
    git pandoc

# optional, for pdf output
sudo apt install texlive texlive-xetex lmodern librsvg2-bin

On RHEL/CentOS SELinux is enabled by default. This can result in unexpected errors, depending on where you store the RDMO source code on the system. Some guidance on how to configure SELinux is given at here.


We recommend to install the prerequisites using brew:

brew install python3
brew install git
brew install pandoc

# optional, for pdf export
brew install basictex


On Windows, we recommend to use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to run RDMO. Once WSL is activated you can install Debian or Ubuntu using the Windows App Store and use the corresponding commands.

Otherwise, the software prerequisites need to be downloaded and installed from their particular web sites.

For Python:

For git:

For Pandoc:

For pdflatex (optional, for pdf export):

All further steps need to be performed using the windows shell cmd.exe. You can open it from the Start-Menu.