[gmx-users] trying to install
erik at theophys.kth.se
Sat Jan 5 13:22:21 CET 2002
nesanfor at criba.edu.ar wrote:
> I'd dowloaded the gromacs-3.0.5 and I am tryin to install it. In the
> ./configure step it reports that the binutils are obsolete. So I
> dowloaded the bintuils-22.214.171.124.2.tar.gz from the installation page (by
> the way, the link to binutils-126.96.36.199.2-3.rpm in that page is
> broken). I installed that binutils (./configure+make+make install)
> sucesfully. When I tried once again to install... the same report about
> obsolecense appreared....:(
> I downloaded the binutils-2.11.2.tar.gz from I don't remember where:
> with the same result.
> I tried to install an older version of gromacs (3.0.3): the same
> I updated my kernel to 2.4.17!! (it seems to have nothing todo
> but... new year-new kernel)... gromacs configure process continues
> shouting about old binutils
> the files resulting from binutils installation are:
> *add2line 1268133
> *ar 1188377
> *as 1735945
> *c++filt 167957
> *gasp 216155
> *gprof 1454532
> *ld 1866900
> libbfd.a 3235674
> *libbfd.a 650
> libiberty.a 518094
> libopcodes.a 291978
> *libopcodes.la 662
> the fft libs are already installed
> Everything seema to be OK but... don't works.
> I thank in advance for your answer.
The binutils you compiled were installed to /usr/local/bin, but the old
are probably still present in /usr/bin, which comes first in your path.
(Try 'which as' and see if it reports /usr/bin/as or /usr/local/bin/as).
There are two simple solutions - either configure the new binutils with
--prefix=/usr/bin and overwrite the old ones, or make sure /usr/local/bin
comes before /usr/bin in your path, e.g. with
setenv PATH "/usr/local/bin:$PATH"
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