On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 9:12 AM, Loris Bennett <loris.benn...@fu-berlin.de>

> Greg Landrum <greg.land...@gmail.com> writes:
> > I'll provide a more detailed answer in a bit, but since you aren't
> > using the system python anyway, is there any chance that you could
> > switch to anaconda python on your machines? Anaconda is a great python
> > distribution for scientific applications and it makes many things
> > (including system administration) a ton easier.
> Anaconda might be a possibility.  On the other hand we already have 3
> versions of Python in use: 2.6 from the OS, and 2.7 and 3.5 from the
> Software Collections.  In addition, the current cluster is nearing its
> end-of-life, probably before the end of the year and so I am somewhat
> loathe to install yet another one and add to my can of worms (or pit of
> snakes).

Got it. I figured I'd ask anyway. As you're thinking about/planning the new
cluster, it's really worth taking a look at using the anaconda distribution
to provide Python.

> However, now I have a slight handle on the problem and know that there
> is a responsive and helpful mailing list to back me up, I'm happy to
> invest a little more time in trying another source build.

A glutton for punishment! ;-)

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