Conference call notes 20140318

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Notes on the 9th EasyBuild conference call, Tuesday Mar. 18th 2014 (3pm - 3.30pm CET)


Alphabetical list of attendees (5):

  • Petar Forai (GMI, Austria)
  • Fotis Georgatos (University of Luxembourg)
  • Kenneth Hoste (HPC-UGent, Belgium)
  • Alan O'Cais (JSC, Germany)
  • Ward Poelmans (UGent, Belgium)


  • permission issues with multiple EasyBuild users (Alan)


Permission issues with multiple EasyBuild users
  • context: multiple EasyBuild users sharing an install target
  • even with use of umask, permission issues on software/modules directory trees exist
  • EasyBuild also fiddles with permissions, partially undoes permissions set based o umask
    • see use of adjust_permissions in post_install_step method in
    • parent directories of install dirs are created via make_dir method, which follows umask settings (?)
  • dedicated issue opened for follow-up on this:
Tour of EasyBuild source code
  • suggestion by Petar: short tour around EasyBuild framework source code by Kenneth
    • during a next conf call
  • Kenneth: needs to be prepared well, next conf call might be difficult
    • around same time of release of EasyBuild v1.12, so busy times
    • week before one week off work for Kenneth, so likely crazy busy
  • maybe even a dedicated conf call?
Problems with installing Python packages on SuSE systems
  • install EasyBuild with EasyBuild on SLES failed
  • --prefix using in install command is simply ignored
  • installation target is somehow redefined to a system location, thus failing
  • workaround is to put a .pydistutils.cfg file in $HOME specifying an empty prefix
  • dedicated issue opened for follow-up on this: