Ah, but there is already a Singularity easyconfig :-). Do “eb –S”.

I sort of agree with you though.


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Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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Subject: Re: [easybuild] singularity

Hi Todd,
Looking at what Singularity is (http://singularity.lbl.gov/), that is a
container technology, I would say that this is not the kind of thing
that you want to install through EasyBuild...

This is something that should be installed by an admin, directly on the


On 16-08-16 10:01, Heywood, Todd wrote:
I am trying to build Singularity:  http://singularity.lbl.gov/#install

This requires that the “make install” step be performed as root (sudo make 
install). But Easybuild doesn’t (like to) let you build as root, and an 
attempted hack of just chmod-ing stuff to root:root after the build doesn’t 

What would be the advisable way to proceed? An new ConfigureMake easyblock that 
has “sudo” in the “make install” step?


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