James and Team,
Thank you for the help. We tried both methods and have hit new errors. I cannot find anything relevant on Google or askubuntu to move forward.
I managed to get Anaconda installed and recognizing the “conda” commands. But the script to install the Panoptes env variables does not seem to have worked. The "conda env list’ shows only something called “base”. And in trying to re-run the POCS script to set up the panoptes env variable, I get the message “Please set Panoptes environment variables then re-run script”. I am not sure what to do from here.
On the first suggestion from jeremylan on the pytest issues, in running “python3 setup.py test”, I am getting Errno13: Permission denied 'pocs.egg-info/PKG-INFO".
On the single test command: python3 -m pytest pocs/tests/test_messaging.py, I got the error "No module named ‘astropy’; could not load /var/panoptes/POCS/conftest.py.
Unfortunately, I am too new to Linux to troubleshoot effectively when things go wrong, even with using Google and askubuntu. Any help or direction would be appreciated!