Re: [AMBER-Developers] Amber 'configure' now forcing miniconda?

From: David Case <>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:44:39 -0500

On Thu, Dec 22, 2016, Jason Swails wrote:
> 1. I think we should support users having anaconda or Miniconda on their
> system and use that installation if available. This can be as simple as
> just checking to see if there is a "conda" executable in the same directory
> where `which python` is located.

I'm OK with this if people think it is safe enough: existing miniconda
installations probably don't have all the packages Amber needs, so this seems
likely to cause errors downstream (absent a true compatibility check inside

What about instructions suggesting that people with existing
anaconda/miniconda installations consider using the --with-python flag?
(i.e. instead of using an existing anaconda/miniconda by default?)

> But strangely enough, the bundled FFTW3 version
> was actually more integrated into the standard build scripts than NetCDF
> was, and therefore harder to extricate.

This is worth trying to fix. Probably a better use of people's time than the
effort to get everything running on Windows 7/8.


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