Introduction to DSim Cloud Packages
A key benefit of using DSim Cloud is that users no longer need to manage on-premise tools and libraries themselves. A list of tools and libraries, known as packages, are available on the remote storage and can be accessed when executing commands on the remote compute.
This article focuses on accessing the contents of the "Packages Directory" item in the diagram below.
Each available package has a version that can be loaded at the time the workspace is initialized using the
mdc initialize command, and upon modifications to the DSim Cloud configuration file. Typically, this is the latest qualified version of the package. Some packages contain precompiled libraries. The package can be loaded, and the version changed, by modifying the DSim Cloud configuration file.
An environment variable of the form
<PACKAGE_HOME> is set on the remote compute that points to the specific version being used. A list of all environment variables can be displayed in an active workspace by:
To display the remote path and version of a particular package, PACKAGE_HOME for example, enter:
mdc envs | findstr PACKAGE_HOME
Linux / Mac
mdc envs | grep PACKAGE_HOME
For more information on specific packages and their precompiled libraries, if any, follow the links below: