Protobuf 3.0.0 instead of 2.6.1?

JIA Pei jp4work at
Tue Jul 26 21:23:06 UTC 2016

Hi, Canonical developers?

Recently, I started to play with tensorflow. I prefer run code from my
native computer instead of building an virtual environment. Therefore, I
installed tensorflow from source, and happened to notice it requires
protobuf 3.0.0+ .

However, Ubuntu comes with protobuf 2.6.1 from the repository by default,
And to thoroughly remove protobuf is headache.

Actually, I put two questions from Ubuntuforum, please refer to:

Although now I can build my code based on tensorflow within a virtual
environment. I still prefer building everything WITHOUT a virtualenv
anyway. Can anybody give me a hand please??

Thank you very much...



Pei JIA, Ph.D.

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