[gmx-users] make install error

Erik Lindahl lindahl at stanford.edu
Fri Aug 2 00:43:09 CEST 2002

David van der Spoel wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Dr. Y. U. Sasidhar wrote:
>>I am installing gmx 3.1.4 on compaq 16 processor machine in serial mode 
>>and encountered following make install error.
>>Looks like all binaries are present in bin. The demo script hangs at 
>>editconf/genbox point.
> This is a known bug in the demo script that has been covered on the list
> before. You have to remove all the ! in the demo script (even in the
> comments)


I don't think this is the demo script, but rather the shell on the 
Compaq box having problems with the makefile construct

cd /home/chem/sasidhar/gmx314/share/template && ! (test -e Makefile)  ....

The only thing the test does is check if there already is a makefile
there - search for the string in 'Makefile' and just remove the part

"&& ! (test -e Makefile)"

This is on our to-do list, but it's not trivial to find a construct
that works on all shells from all manufacturers :-)


>>Pl advise.
>>Making install in template
>>No suffix list.
>>No suffix list.
>>/bin/ksh ../../config/mkinstalldirs 
>>../../config/install-sh -c -m 644 template.c 
>>../../config/install-sh -c -m 644 README 
>>../../config/install-sh -c -m 644 Makefile.alphaev68-dec-osf5.1 
>>make  install-data-hook
>>No suffix list.
>>(cd /home/chem/sasidhar/gmx314/share/template && ! (test -e Makefile) && 
>>ln -s M
>>akefile.alphaev68-dec-osf5.1 Makefile ; exit 0)
>>sh: syntax error at line 1: `!' unexpected
>>*** Exit 2
>>*** Exit 1
>>*** Exit 1
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