Re: [AMBER-Developers] configure --prefix

From: Scott Brozell <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:29:58 -0500


I second the request for continuous integration, but testing before
pushing is always necessary.

If you are working in the master branch and change the behavior with
respect to a global variable, eg, AMBERHOME, then you must install and
test all of Amber (and with respect to a recent commit that automatically
sets AMBERHOME, you must do it twice: both with and without an externally
defined AMBERHOME).

We are all facing deadlines and should be happy to be testing other
peoples work; but secondary testers expect to be catching corner cases ...

so great, truly great,

On Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 10:37:11AM -0500, Hai Nguyen wrote:
> oh, add to Dave's comment: I have not though carefully about the case that
> people using "--skip-python".
> So I will work on this to ensure configure will respect this option (really
> mean "no python involved").
> PS: I just wish AMBER has continuous integration (again) so I can capture
> all possible install failures quickly.
> cheers.
> Hai
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM, David Case <> wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 06, 2017, Ross Walker wrote:
> >
> > > So does this mean we are officially dropping RHEL 6 support?
> >
> > No. Amber users are provided (via conda) with the correct python
> > (currently version 2.7). Amber codes will not use the system-supplied
> > python,
> > and hence won't care what version (if any) RHEL supplies.
> >
> > Note: there are still some glitches involved in this transition, but I
> > think
> > we are close.... Note that almost all users have been downloading their
> > python from Contiuum since April of 2016, and so have not been relying
> > on the system python for some time.
> >
> > [For personal reasons, some Amber users/developers may wish to
> > use another python version. Since they are experts in python, they are
> > welcome to do this. Much of the recent back-and-forth about python
> > involves
> > how much hand-holding we should provide for people who don't want to use
> > the python we supply.]

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