[phenixbb] install on ubuntu 12.04?

Nathaniel Echols nechols at lbl.gov
Tue Mar 19 15:53:27 PDT 2013

Following up on this, since at least a couple of other people have
reported the same problem: apparently the solution is to run the
installer with 'sudo', regardless of destination.  I still have no
idea why the installer breaks, or why sudo fixes it, but at least it
should be usable on Ubuntu.


On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Nathaniel Echols <nechols at lbl.gov> wrote:
> Could you please send me the full binary.log?  The excerpt below
> doesn't tell me what actually broke.  Phenix certainly should install
> on Ubuntu, and I'm pretty sure it runs okay on 12.04 (except for a
> missing jpeg library, which is easily added); I will try to confirm
> this on one of our systems on Tuesday.
> thanks,
> Nat
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Alastair Fyfe <afyfe at soe.ucsc.edu> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've installed previous phenix builds on ubuntu without problem, but with
>> both 1.8.1-1168 and dev-1269 installers on 12.04, the command
>> "./install --prefix=/home/afyfe"
>> ends with
>> "Error configuring: see
>> /home/afyfe/phenix-installer-dev-1269/build-binary/intel-linux-2.6/svr/log/binary.log
>> for details"
>> and the tail of the binary.log file suggests:
>> --
>> Creating files in build directory:
>> "/home/afyfe/phenix-dev-1269/build/intel-linux-2.6"
>>     dispatcher_include_template.sh
>>     dispatcher_head.sh
>> Please re-configure from scratch your cctbx_build:cd cctbx_build;
>> /your/path/to/python ../cctbx_project/libtbx/configure.py [options]
>> [modules]
>> ---
>> I don't see a cctbx_build directory under either the installer or
>> destination directories. Any clues/suggestions?
>> many thanks,
>> Alastair
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