[gmx-users] clarification on configuration error: configure: error: conditional "am__fastdepCXX" was never defined.

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Tue Aug 29 22:09:27 CEST 2006

David Mobley wrote:
> David,
>> > The other possibility is I might be in the wrong branch or
>> > something... I just followed the instructions on the web page:
>> >
>> > cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anoncvs at cvs.gromacs.org:/home/gmx/cvs login
>> > cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anoncvs at cvs.gromacs.org:/home/gmx/cvs co gmx
>> > And then within the gmx directory:
>> > cvs update -A -r release-3-1-patches
>> >
>> > Should that give me the current CVS for 3.3.1? If so, any further
>> > suggestions?
>> no you're checking out the head branch and applying all the 3.3.1
>> patches to it, which will be pretty messy.
>> you want to do
>> co -r release-3-3-patches gmx
> As I pointed out, the instructions I am following come straight from
> the web page (http://www.gromacs.org/gromacs/downloads/cvs-usage.html):
> $>cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anoncvs at cvs.gromacs.org:/home/gmx/cvs login
> Password:
> $>cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anoncvs at cvs.gromacs.org:/home/gmx/cvs co gmx
> This will create a "gmx" subdirectory with all the Gromacs sources. To
> create the configure script files you should now run the "./bootstrap"
> script in the gmx directory. To do this you might need to install or
> upgrade your versions of autoconf and automake to those provided on
> this site. Check the developer tools section in the menu to the left!
> If you don't give any special command you will check of the HEAD
> branch, which is the main development branch, heading for the next
> major Gromacs version. If you only want to check or work with the most
> recent bugfixes in the stable revision tree you should switch 'branch'
> to the patches for the stable version instead. This is easy; just
> write
> $>cvs update -A -r release-3-1-patches
> If the above are incorrect, you should change the web page.
will do. I don't know what the -A flag does...

> I would also note that when I follow this procedure, but replace
> "release-3-1-patches" with "release-3-3-patches", I get something that
> compiles with no problems.
> A further clarification request: does release-3-3-patches get me 3.3, or 
> 3.3.1?

In fact we should call it 3.3.2 beta
Be careful though, we are still ironing out the latest bugs before release.

David van der Spoel, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Molecular Biophysics group,
Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University.
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