System install on AlmaLinux/RHEL

We are testing AlmaLinux as a replacement for old CentOS and I note that there is no system package installation option for neither Almalinux or RedHat. I went with pip, which seems to work but may not be ideal. Will there be system installs for these OSs, or is pip the recommended way? Has anyone tried something different?

There are no packages for that system and it’s highly unlikely that there ever will be any. Your best bet is to install all dependencies via system packages and then use pip to install obspy making sure that that is the only package getting installed, see similar info for Debian. On Debian pip installs as root go to a different folder than the system packages (pip being patched basically to go to a different folder), not sure how it works for your OS.