Given the trouble i was having with pyplot i decided to try and intall GR
it did this:
INFO: Precompiling module GR. WARNING: Module Compat with uuid 3037559065285 is missing from the cache. This may mean module Compat does not support precompilation but is imported by a module that does. ERROR: LoadError: Declaring __precompile__(false) is not allowed in files that are being precompiled. in require(::Symbol) at ./loading.jl:385 in include_from_node1(::String) at ./loading.jl:488 in macro expansion; at ./none:2 [inlined] in anonymous at ./<missing>:? in eval(::Module, ::Any) at ./boot.jl:234 in process_options(::Base.JLOptions) at ./client.jl:239 in _start() at ./client.jl:318 while loading /home/nfs4/briand/.julia/v0.5/GR/src/GR.jl, in expression starting on line 5 WARNING: Couldn't initialize gr. (might need to install it?) INFO: To do a standard install of gr, copy and run this: Pkg.add("GR") Pkg.build("GR")
so i did and now GR is downloading the same linux pre-complied binary it did the first time i tried to add it.
Alll of this seems to have started after I did a Pkg.update.
Should I just kill the package directory and start over ?
No matter what the language, package handling seems to be very fragile.