[phenixbb] off topic - linux flavors for crystallography

David Waterman dgwaterman at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 06:32:31 PST 2013

CCP4 builds and tests on a handful of Linux distributions, but the
distributed binaries are, I think, built on CentOS 5.9. I agree that RHEL
derivatives are "safest" for a crystallography platform.

-- David

On 11 December 2013 23:15, Nathaniel Echols <nechols at lbl.gov> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Andreas Förster <docandreas at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Everyone has a favorite distro, and they all work
> I'm not sure about this - we have definitely found some distributions to
> be easier to support than others, even just compiling Phenix from source.
>  My advice would be to stick to distributions derived from RedHat (i.e.
> Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) or Ubuntu, simply because we will
> go out of our way to ensure that the binary Phenix installers work on
> these.  (They also have Coot binaries.)  That doesn't mean other
> distributions are necessarily unsuitable, but the software support may be
> patchier.
> I can't remember what CCP4 builds on, but I would be surprised if it
> doesn't support at least the same OSes.
> -Nat
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