On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 10:54 PM, D K <danielforti...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

It sounds like both options are effective.

In my case it was perhaps a choice out of ignorance about just how the
CentOS software collections works - and fear about the CentOS 6 to 7

In our case both the Galaxy server and the cluster is still on CentOS 6,
so we need to use a custom Python 2.7 on both the Galaxy server and
also on the cluster nodes - ideally the exact same version so that all
the wheel dependencies match up for running the set metadata scripts.

I'm hoping that using a custom Python 2.7 installation (from source)
ought to work in our favour if we have to deal with a mixture of CentOS
6 and 7 (although ideally we'd update the cluster and Galaxy server


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