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HeLmod is a software management system built on TACCs Lmod and RedHat RPMs in which:

  • apps are built, packaged, and installed using RPM
  • each app is installed under its own relocatable prefix
  • software environments are managed with Lmod
  • it’s easy to manage entire software environments for multiple compiler and MPI implementations

INSTALL for initial installation and setup
HOWTO for day-to-day usage instructions (or HOWTO-short for experienced users)
FAQ for answers to common questions and other details
HeLmod captures all the details and hacks that go into building any given software package as shell snippets in RPM spec files. See the rpmbuild/SPECS directory for a bunch of real examples.

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