[developers] Fw: ERG installation questions

Neil Stoker neil at nmstoker.com
Mon Mar 25 22:55:49 CET 2019

Thanks Dan. That's really helpful and somehow I'd missed seeing that Quick
Start page, so I'll study it to see what I can pick up.

On Mon, 25 Mar 2019, 21:05 Dan Flickinger, <danf at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Developers and Neil,
> I'm forwarding to our more active `developers' list a request below from
> Neil that I hope others of you can answer with more clarity than I have.
> Neil, at the risk of presenting too many options, you might also look at
> this wiki page which outlines an alternative setup using the ACE parser and
> a suite of Python tools called PyDelphin:
> http://moin.delph-in.net/QuickStart
> Thanks for your interest!
>  Dan
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Neil Stoker <neil at nmstoker.com>
> *Sent:* Sunday, March 24, 2019 6:06 PM
> *To:* lingo at delph-in.net
> *Subject:* ERG installation questions
> Hello,
> I had a couple of questions about the installation of ERG and wondered if
> you could help?
> I've been looking over the various pages detailing installation and
> background info (eg as per links below) as I'm hoping to install ERG on my
> main computer at home which runs Arch Linux and I wanted to check a couple
> of things first. I'm currently expecting to go for the compete install (ie
> option A)
> http://moin.delph-in.net/ErgProcessing
> http://moin.delph-in.net/LogonInstallation
> 1. Has there been any exploration of using Docker to simplify
> installation? It seems to me that a lot of the complexity could be isolated
> if there were a Docker script. I'm not a Docker expert but I might try to
> have a go with this approach, assuming I'm not reinventing the wheel here!
> 2. There is mention of 32- bit binaries, but it also says that's as of
> 2012. Given the trend toward 64-bit in the meantime, I wondered if that had
> now changed?
> If not, is the source for those binaries available or is the point that
> they're only distributed pre-compiled (ie 32-bit)?
> 3. Is it strictly x86 or could this be made to work on ARM architectures?
> (guess that would depend on the response re the 32-bit point above).
> 4. Is there a way to expose the REST API from a local installation of ERG?
> I'm likely to want to run it on a large amount of data and didn't want to
> abuse the Oslo facilities, but using the API locally was appealing.
> I hope that's not too much to ask at once! A big thank you in advance, as
> this looks like a great project and I think it will be really interesting
> for analysis I'm working on.
> Kind regards,
> Neil Stoker
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