[gmx-users] trouble compiling gromacs-3.3.2 on OS X 10.5.1
Mark.Abraham at anu.edu.au
Tue Jan 29 05:46:35 CET 2008
Scott Milner wrote:
> I don't mean to be ungrateful, but your reply was not *quite* explicit
> enough to actually be any help whatsoever. -- Scott
You needed to find binutils and install it correctly. I could have
googled myself for it and given you a link from which you might learn
nothing, or I could have pointed you towards a method for finding your
own solutions. The latter costs less of my time, and possibly teaches
you a skill that is useful. You might even have googled for "Mac OS" and
"binutils" and found the best solution that way...
> Yes, I found this before I submitted my query.
Would telling us this information have lead to you being more likely to
get a useful answer and used less of everybody's time?
> Of course things under OS X tend to be located in different places than GNU assumes. I ran the GNU install of binutils, and it did not change the behavior, perhaps because whatever gets installed isn't going to the right place where OS X keeps it. -- Scott
This is a regular Mac problem. Check out fink and see if there is a
binutils package suitable for it and hope that the Mac OS installation
mechanism solves all your problems.
Otherwise, one solution would be to work out how to point GROMACS at the
binutils that is newly installed, and not at the one that's presumably
already there. This is a matter of tinkering with your PATH variable. It
could be argued that this is inferior to a fink solution.
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