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Top-level packages to install

The LSST Science Pipelines are part of LSST's EUPS package stack. This means that the Science Pipelines software is actually a collection of packages that you install and set up together. By specifying different top-level packages to the :ref:`eups distrib install <newinstall-install>` and :doc:`setup <setup>` commands, you can control the size of the software installation or add new capabilities.

This page describes the common top-level packages that make up the LSST Science Pipelines and related EUPS stacks.


lsst_apps provides the core packages that LSST will use in operations.

Example installation (:ref:`more info <newinstall-install>`):

eups distrib install lsst_apps -t <tag>
setup lsst_apps


lsst_distrib provides all the packages from lsst_apps along with these additional ones:

Example installation (:ref:`more info <newinstall-install>`):

eups distrib install lsst_distrib -t <tag>
setup lsst_distrib