Thanks for your reply:

conda install mayavi produced the following:

`$ /root/anaconda3/bin/conda install mayavi`

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/", line 479, in conda_exception_handler
        return_value = func(*args, **kwargs)
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/cli/", line 145, in _main
        exit_code = args.func(args, p)
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/cli/", line 80, in execute
        install(args, parser, 'install')
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/cli/", line 238, in install
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/", line 24, in get_index
        index = fetch_index(channel_urls, use_cache=use_cache, unknown=unknown)
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/", line 300, in fetch_index
        repodatas = [(u, f.result()) for u, f in zip(urls, futures)]
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/", line 300, in <listcomp>
        repodatas = [(u, f.result()) for u, f in zip(urls, futures)]
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/concurrent/futures/", line 398, in result
        return self.__get_result()
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/concurrent/futures/", line 357, in __get_result
        raise self._exception
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/concurrent/futures/", line 55, in run
        result = self.fn(*self.args, **self.kwargs)
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/", line 75, in func
        res = f(*args, **kwargs)
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/conda/", line 117, in fetch_repodata
        timeout=(6.1, 60))
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/requests/", line 501, in get
        return self.request('GET', url, **kwargs)
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/requests/", line 488, in request
        resp = self.send(prep, **send_kwargs)
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/requests/", line 641, in send
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/requests/", line 797, in content
        self._content = bytes().join(self.iter_content(CONTENT_CHUNK_SIZE)) or bytes()
      File "/root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/requests/", line 730, in generate
        chunk =
    AttributeError: 'FileNotFoundError' object has no attribute 'read'

Gary R

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 3:18:33 PM UTC-7, Robert Cimrman wrote:
On 5.4.2017 22:38, Gary Roach wrote:
> Debian linux  stretch OS
> Intel i5750 processor 64bit
> KDE desktop
> Directory structure: /root/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/sfepy
> Home Directory structure: /home/gary/Downloads
> I am still trying to get a clean installation of sfepy. I am still missing
> vtk and pysparce libraries. I need to get components that are compatible
> with an amd-64, python3.x system. Any help with finding these packages and
> help with their installation will be sincerely appreciated.

"conda install mayavi" should install VTK for you - did you try that?

I have also found a conda package of pysparse, but it seems Python 2.7 only