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public:user_software_guidelines [2010-04-20 12:32]
Arno Schoenmakers
public:user_software_guidelines [2017-03-08 15:27] (current)
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 ===== OS and library version limitations ===== ===== OS and library version limitations =====
  
-The cluster runs on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. our policy is to be restrictive in sofar as using non-distribution supplied versions of libraries of tools. In some cases, new versions can be added to the system without problems (e.g., the Pythonlibs) , but we have also seen cases (e.g., Boost 1.40) were build systems were not able top properly cope with the available mix of old and new versions, resulting in build failures, link failures or runtime failures. ​+The cluster runs on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. our policy is to be restrictive in sofar as using non-distribution supplied versions of libraries of tools. In some cases, new versions can be added to the system without problems (e.g., the Pythonlibs),​ but we have also seen cases (e.g., Boost 1.40) were build systems were not able top properly cope with the available mix of old and new versions, resulting in build failures, link failures or runtime failures. ​
  
-It is therefore advised to be aware of the limitations of the current OS in terms of supplied library versions, and to to the best effort to have your code built using the available versions of libraries. If this is not possible, we can try to accomodate ​a newer version for you, but we cannot guarantee that this will not cause any problems for other applications.+It is therefore advised to be aware of the limitations of the current OS in terms of supplied library versions, and to do your best effort to have your code built using the available versions of libraries. If this is not possible, we can try to accommodate ​a newer version for you, but we cannot guarantee that this will not cause any problems for other applications.
  
 We will certainly **not** provide newer version of the C/C++ compiler (gcc, g++) and associated libraries. We will certainly **not** provide newer version of the C/C++ compiler (gcc, g++) and associated libraries.
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