Using Docker

It is possible to run DMT inside a docker container. Currently we do not offer an “official” DMT container, as we are busy bringing our dependencies up to better standards, in order to reduce depency issues.

Anyway, thankfully Dilwar provided one

The essence is

FROM archlinux:base-20220501.0.54834

RUN groupadd -r ${APP_USER} && useradd --no-log-init -r -m -g ${APP_USER} ${APP_USER}

RUN pacman -Syyu --noconfirm

RUN pacman -S --noconfirm --needed cmake pkgconfig git python-pip python sudo base-devel \
    freetype2 libglvnd \
    python-setuptools python-wheel \
    python-pandas \
    python-pytables \
    python-matplotlib python-pint \
    python-pyqtgraph bc \
    && yes | pacman -Scc

RUN pacman -S --noconfirm --needed ngspice && yes | pacman -Scc
RUN pacman -S --noconfirm --needed texlive-most && yes | pacman -Scc

COPY . /dmt

RUN cd /dmt && pip install .[full]

For this help, the sadly not fully working Xyce simulator is removed. ngspice is installed and works great, so circuit simulations are easily possible.

To run this container in the local DMT folder use:

docker build -t dmt:latest .
docker run -it -u $(id -u):$(id -g) -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY -w /dmt -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix dmt:latest python