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Upgrade Posit Package Manager#

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Our professional products have been renamed to Posit Connect, Posit Workbench, Posit Package Manager, Posit Cloud, and Posit Academy so it’s easier for folks to understand that we support more than just R. Please review our Blog post/FAQ to answer commonly asked questions about the rebrand.

The Upgrading section of the Posit Package Manager, formerly RStudio Package Manager, Admin Guide offers additional information that should be reviewed prior to upgrading. Additionally, the upgrading procedures listed below are also available in the Admin Guide.

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Upgrading a Cluster

See Upgrading a Cluster for details on upgrading a highly-available cluster with minimal downtime.

Upgrade planning#

  • Upgrading Package Manager requires limited downtime
  • During an upgrade, users may not be able to install packages
  • We recommend upgrading during a period of downtime


  • The latest version is available on the downloads page along with the Release Notes.

  • The current version is available by running:

    cat /opt/rstudio-pm/VERSION

Download and install the script#

To upgrade:

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

    sudo gdebi <rstudio-pm-version.deb>
    sudo yum install <rstudio-pm-version.rpm>
    sudo zypper install <rstudio-pm-version.rpm>

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

Additional information#

The Package Manager Admin Guide provides additional server management information, such as Purging Package Manager, Backups, Server Migration, etc., in the Server Manager section.