Great! thanks for the suggestions. I just tried using centos software
collections and that seems to work. I'll do some more testing but hopefully
it's as simple as that! Is there any reason that most of you who responded
have decided to compile your own pythons?

D

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 2:26 AM, Sebastian Schaaf <
sch...@ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:

> Same here for v2.7.11 on SLES 11. If you want to integrate as many modules
> as possible at compilation time (we had to skip four unimportant ones in
> the end) it may be painful with an older OS, but I assume CentOS is a bit
> less recalcitrant than SLES.
> We installed everything in home scheme, which requires proper setup of
> environment variables like $PATH, $LD_LIBRARY_PATH, $PYTHONPATH, etc...
> For us the trigger for switching the Python version was an issue with an
> outdated OpenSSL (just days before the Galaxy announcement regarding the
> coming deprecation of 2.6), so we included the reworked/conmpiled OpenSSL
> libraries first. I would recommend the same for you, if your OpenSSL
> package is <v1.0.2. Currently we are still testing, so we did not reply
> yet to our own dev list toppic. Be prepared for recursive dependency
> issues, if your repository software packages are old.
>
>
>
> > We Iocally compile 2.7.8 and keep it in a distinct location that our
> paths
> > references.
> >
> > This is very easy and has worked well for us.
> >
> > Please excuse any typos -- Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Mar 21, 2016, at 5:32 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi D. K.,
> >>
> >> We're currently trying a locally compiled Python 2.7 (from source)
> >> under the shared Galaxy mount for use with a CentOS 6 cluster
> >> and Galaxy server.
> >>
> >> This seems to be working once we got the $PATH working for
> >> cluster jobs (initially they would try to set the Galaxy metadata
> >> using the system Python 2.6, which would fail).
> >>
> >> I don't know if this is any easier than using the CenOS Software
> >> Collections as suggested by Nicola, especially when it comes to
> >> updating the OS.
> >>
> >> Peter
> >>
> >>> On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM, Nicola Soranzo <nsora...@tiscali.it>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> Hi Daniel,
> >>> I've been using python27 from CentOS Software Collections for quite
> >>> some
> >>> time. It's a bit annoying because you have to remember to load it, but
> >>> it is
> >>> surely doable.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> Nicola
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 21/03/16 17:46, D K wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi Galaxy Devs,
> >>>
> >>> This may be premature but I read that for Galaxy after 16.01 that the
> >>> plan
> >>> is for python 2.6 to no longer be supported. I'm currently running
> >>> CentOS
> >>> 6.6 which uses python 2.6. In order to be able to use newer versions of
> >>> Galaxy is my only option to upgrade to a newer version of CentOS? Is it
> >>> possible to use Conda, RedHat Software Collections or some other
> >>> similar
> >>> method instead of doing this upgrade?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!
> >>>
> >>>
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