Big List of Installation Issues

I realized we have a lot of “tribal knowledge” about how things can go wrong during installation, but none of it is really written down. I thought making a post and converting it to a community wiki could be a good idea.

  • Most errors:
    run conda clean --all then try again

  • Post-link script fails with Python traceback
    Check that PYTHONPATH isn’t set. conda may be loading the packages used in the post-link script from outside the environment, which will not work.

  • Post-link script failed for GenomeInfoDB:
    The database is downloaded as a post-link step. You likely just hit a network error, simply re-trying the installation should correct the issue (along with moving to a more stable network).

Please add more as you remember/see them!