[gmx-developers] Building from CVS error; problem with install path: system type lost

Ken Rotondi ksr at chemistry.umass.edu
Thu May 19 16:56:15 CEST 2005

Hi Marc,

Don't know if this is any help, but wanted to report on the same 
subject. When I installed the CVS version I used:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/grocvs --enable-mpi

So I could run both the CVS and 3.2.1 code.

As a result the /bin file with the CVS executables are in:


as opposed to the 3.2.1 release executables, which are in:


All so, as was mentioned earlier today, I was not able to compile the 
CVS code with mpi using self compiled lam-mpi 7.1.1, while using the 
lam-mpi 6.5.4.rpm resulted in a smooth build of CVS-mpi

For what it's worth...


On May 19, 2005, at 9:34 AM, Marc Baaden wrote:

> Hi,
> just updated my cvs checkout and started to build Gromacs.
> I don't know if people are aware of this, or if it is intentional,
> but the installation location has changed, and the build system
> type is missing from the install path.
> What I mean is that previously Gromacs installed in eg
> gmx-dev/i686-pc-linux-gnu/
> whereas the current CVS version directly goes to
> gmx-dev/
> and creates bin and lib directories there. So the "i686-pc-linux-gnu"
> part is missing.
>> From my config.log it however seems that this is properly recognized:
> [..]
> configure:1573: checking build system type
> configure:1591: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
> [..]
> So don't know whether this behaviour was desired or not ?
> Actually I don't think so, because the GMXRC.bash script would
> be wrong then, as it explicitly contains references to the old
> path.
> If I'd knew how to correct this I would, but auto* is still not
> entirely clear to me .. so I'll leave it for the gurus ..
> Cheers,
>   Marc
> NB: for those of you who want to see my configure line, it is
> ./configure --prefix=/ibpc/matrix/opt/gmx/gmx-dev/ --without-x 
> --program-suffix=_d --disable-float
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