Idea #20728

Updated by Brett Smith 8 months ago

For various Python client tools, our documentation goes on a tangent to tell you how to install the dependencies to build pycurl. Since we wrote that, a lot has changed: 

 * Pre-built wheels are better supported both by distros and packages 
 * We now always tell users to install in a virtualenv (after #20543) 

 On a few distributions on the old end of what we support, try the most naive way to install our Python packages: 

 <pre><code class="shell">python3 -m venv arvenv 
 arvenv/bin/pip install arvados_fuse arvados-cwl-runner crunchstat_summary</code></pre> 

 If that works, then wheels have obsoleted the build instructions, and they can be removed from the documentation to simplify it.