[gmx-developers] Re: [gmx-users] Wasting too much time recompiling

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Thu Jul 26 16:29:22 CEST 2007

Tsjerk Wassenaar wrote:
> Hi Lee-Ping,
> I think this mail is better off on the developers list.
> As a side note, please get your wording straight. I assume that with
> 'launch mdrun' you mean 'compile mdrun' rather than launching it as a
> program.
> You probably issue "make" in the top-level directory, which goes
> through the whole dependency tree. Since bondfree.c is part of the
> mdrun library (libmd.la), which is amongst the dependencies of all the
> tools, all the tools are updated too. If you only want to recompile
> mdrun, goto the directory src/kernel, or use 'make mdrun', rather than
> 'make'. This will avoid recompilation of the tools (and the rest of
> the programs).
> Hope it helps,
> Tsjerk
> On 7/26/07, Lee-Ping <leeping at mit.edu> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I'm editing the bondfree.c source code in gromacs.  The problem is, every
>> time I launch mdrun to see what my program does, it recompiles not only
>> bondfree.c, but every single tool in the src/tools directory!  It 
>> seems like
>> an unnecessary waste of time to recompile all of these tools, when 
>> mdrun is
>> the only program I'm launching.

>> I'm using the Eclipse SDK with the C++ development tool, if that helps at
>> all.


You want to go to the top of the source tree and type
make install-mdrun

>> Thanks in advance,
>> - Lee-Ping
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David van der Spoel, Ph.D.
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