Linux package-based installation


Helix Server requires two executables:

  • the Helix Core Server, also referred to as the Perforce service (p4d)
  • at least one Helix Core client application, such as the Command-Line Client ( p4)

The Helix Server and applications are available on the Perforce web page for Downloads.

Distribution packages simplify the installation, update, and removal of software because the tools that manage these packages are aware of the dependencies for each package.

The Perforce service is available in two distribution package formats:

  • Debian (.deb) for Ubuntu systems
  • RPM (.rpm) for CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and SUSE

You can install packages for the Perforce service on the following Linux (Intel x86_64) platforms:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise), 14.04 LTS (Trusty), 16.04 LTS (Xenial), 18.04 LTS (Bionic), 20.04 (Focal)
  • CentOS or Red Hat 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 12, 15