Lmod is a system of loadable modules. It is used on many HPC systems to allow the user to choose the software and libraries they load. It allows multiple versions of the same program to be installed.
EasyBuild is a program which can compile common software and automatically creates module files when it does this.
Run the command
apt install lmod
This will only install for the current user
pip install easybuild
Running it with sudo will probably install it for all users.
Not sure if this is required, but it means we have another independent copy of EasyBuild.
eb --install-latest-eb-release --prefix $HOME/EasyBuild
eb -S packagename
eb packagename-version.eb -Dr (take the full basename from the output of eb -S)
eb packagename-version.eb -r
The main config file is .config/easybuild/config.cfg
add a [config] section and then add config options, e.g.
test the config with
Lines with a (D) are defaults, (E) enviroment variables and (F) config file.
Add the following to your config:
buildpath = ./EasyBuild/build sourcepath = ./EasyBuild/sources installpath = /sharedfs/modules
You can tempoarily set where lmod gets modules from by running
module use ~/.local/easybuild/modules/all
DON’T module use
~/.local/easybuild/modules/, this results in confusion resolving module names
This can be made permanent by adding entries into