Installation of Fenicsx with 'source activate" instead of "conda activate"

Hi All,

I am trying to get myuniversity administrator to install Fenicsx on the High Performance
Computing cluster.

The administrator suggests that I try and install Fenicsx using “source activate” instead of “conda activate” in my personal environment. He can then create a shared version:

  • conda create -n fenicsx-env
  • conda activate fenicsx-env
  • conda install -c conda-forge fenics-dolfinx mpich pyvista

Some info on the cluster:

  • It uses Centos\RHL instead of Ubuntu.
  • It also uses OpenMPI, not MPICH by default.

My questions:

  • Can Fenicsx be installed using “source activate” instead of “conda activate”?
  • If yes, is there an installation instruction? I have not been able to find it.


As far as I’m aware, source activate and conda activate is more or less the same:
So the installation instruction shouldn’t be any different.

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Thanks for the reply. Have you heard of someone successfully installing Fenicsx using source activate?

I have not been successful so far.

My university administrator has somehow found a way to use “conda activate” to install Fenicsx on the cluster. So the issue is settled in a way.