Is it possible in Pkg2 to soecify that packages in different loadoaths precompike to different directories?
You can set the
LOAD_CACHE_PATH environment variable.
But that sets a single global oreconpilation path? I may need to explain the problem when I’m at a keyboard.
So if I’ve understood the problem correctly (I’m just the messenger), then the idea is to give users of a server and of centrally managed workstations a working Julia installation which they cannot modify by making JULIA_PKGDIR read-only, but to let them install new packages in a personal folder.
But because precompilation would try to write to JULIA_PKGDIR, this approach seems to be infeasible.
Any alternatives? Thank you.
As I understand it for Julia 0.6:
JULIA_PKGDIR is the diredctory which
Pkg functions use. (
Pkg.add() installs into JULIA_PKGDIR)
LOAD_PATH is a list of additional (to JULIA_PKGDIR) directories that Julia searches to find modules.
LOAD_CACHE_PATH is where Julia precompiles modules (from any source location)
So for your situation, one approach would be to add the centrally managed read-only package directory to LOAD_PATH (which should be distinct from JULIA_PKGDIR and from LOAD_CACHE_PATH). This will allow users to use modules from the central location but still install new packages into their personal JULIA_PKGDIR.
That’s a very nie suggestion that I was slowly converging to as well. What about downloading dependencies? Is there any concern?