Description of problem:
The EasyBuild developers would like to use a recent version of Lmod, as discussed in this thread: https://lists.ugent.be/wws/arc/easybuild/2018-09/msg00021.html
Lmod version 7 contains important functionality enhancements and bug fixes as described in https://github.com/TACC/Lmod, and a number of software modules system administration methods depend on newer features in Lmod.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -q Lmod
The latest Lmod version 7.8 is desired.
The current version 6.6.3 was updated in bug 1633929.
FC29 currently has a recent version Lmod-7.7.35-2.fc29.x86_64.
An update of Lmod in EPEL 7 would make life a lot easier for a large community using Lmod in combination with EasyBuild!
I second this request. In particular, version 6.6.3 does not allow for flexible hiding of modules. Since, by design, EasyBuild generates modules for all the dependencies of a given piece of software, the complete list of available modules can become quite long. Thus, for users who just want to run the main installed applications, it is highly desirable to be able to hide such dependencies. This feature only appeared in Lmod 7.
Yes, a lot of sites are currently having to build newer Lmod releases themselves because the EPEL package is so far behind.
Hence an update would be very welcome.
Lmod-7.8.16-1.el7 has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 7. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2019-0c078a6c4d
Lmod-7.8.16-1.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2019-0c078a6c4d
Lmod-7.8.16-1.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.