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  • Compiling some packages – in particular afw – requires a large amounts of RAM. This is compounded as the system will automatically attempt to parallelize the build, and can cause the build to run extremely slowly or fail altogether. On machines with less than 8 GB of RAM, disable parallelization by setting EUPSPKG_NJOBS=1 in your environment before running eups distrib.
  • The installation of Boost fails when using the Enthought Canopy Python distribution. The issue and a work-around are described here. (Note that this issue has so far only been reported on OS X, but there's no reason to imagine it does not apply to other platforms.) 

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