How to install gfortran on CentOS 7?

How to install the gfortran fortran compiler on CentOS 7 Linux?

gfortran on CentOS 7 is provided in the gcc-gfortran package. You may install it to install gfortran.

# yum install gcc-gfortran
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 gcc-gfortran         x86_64         4.8.5-11.el7            base         6.6 M

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  gcc-gfortran.x86_64 0:4.8.5-11.el7                                            

Answered by Eric Z Ma.

Eric Z Ma

Eric is a father and systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.


  1. This installs a very old version of gfortran (over 3 years and 4 major revisions old). FreeBSD for example provides gfortran8 from 2018 (version 8.2.0), or optionally, the development version gfortran9 version 9.0.0 20180923. How can a Centos 7.5 user install the most up-to-date version of gfortran? Or failing that, a version significantly newer than version 4.8.5?

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