[gmx-developers] Dependence on libxml2
roland at utk.edu
Tue Sep 16 19:10:14 CEST 2008
also on cross compile clusters (Cray, Bluegene), libxml(2) is not installed
on the Compute-Node but only on the frontend. Since having to cross compile
another library is a pain, it would be great if mdrun could be compiled
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 4:18 AM, Marc F. Lensink <lensink at bigre.ulb.ac.be>wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 02:07:42PM +0200, David van der Spoel wrote:
> > Hi,
> > the inclusion of the xml library is currently limited to stuff in the
> > contrib directory. However we have discussed on many occasions which xml
> > library to use if we were going to make the move. The de-facto standard
> > in the linux world is libxml2 (foundation of the gnome project). Are you
> > aware of any platform where this wouldn't work?
> > Do you see any other obvious drawbacks?
> libxml2 is the way to go. however, some clusters may have been
> installed with older linux distributions, eg of the SL 3 series.
> ancient, but stable. in those cases libxml2 can still be installed,
> but only manually and its functionality is limited. one of the issues
> I recall is problems with namespace support.
> Marc F. Lensink
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