[gmx-users] FFTW libraries

Dr Seth Carlton OLSEN s.olsen1 at uq.edu.au
Tue Jun 22 05:50:57 CEST 2004

Hi Gromacs Users,
I am trying to install GROMACS on in Intel Pentium 4 machine running Fedora Core 2 Linux.  When I unpack the rpm, I get the following complaint regarding FFTW dependencies:

error: Failed dependencies:
        libsfftw.so.2 is needed by gromacs-3.2.1-1
        libsrfftw.so.2 is needed by gromacs-3.2.1-1

Upon checking in /usr/lib, I find the following FFTW related libraries:

/usr/lib/libfftw.so.2              /usr/lib/librfftw.so.2
/usr/lib/libfftw.so.2.0.7          /usr/lib/librfftw.so.2.0.7
/usr/lib/libfftw_threads.so.2      /usr/lib/librfftw_threads.so.2
/usr/lib/libfftw_threads.so.2.0.7  /usr/lib/librfftw_threads.so.2.0.7

I'm not sure what to do at this point (new Fedora user), but my instinct is to make the following links in /usr/lib:

/usr/lib/libfftw.so.2 --> libsfftw.so.2
/usr/lib/librfftw.so.2 --> libsrfftw.so.2

I expect I will try this, and post to the list whether or not it works.  However, if anyone who reads this knows another, cleaner way of circumventing the problem, I would appreciate the knowledge.  Thanks!



Dr Seth Olsen, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Systems Biolgy Group
Centre for Computational Molecular Science
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The University of Queensland
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