[gmx-users] Problems installing GMX 4.0 RC4

Erik Lindahl lindahl at cbr.su.se
Thu Oct 9 17:22:48 CEST 2008


Great. I'll just revert to make static libraries the default for 4.0  



On Oct 9, 2008, at 7:55 AM, Justin A. Lemkul wrote:

> Erik Lindahl wrote:
>> On Oct 9, 2008, at 5:24 AM, Justin A. Lemkul wrote:
>>> To follow up just a bit more - it appears that this problem is  
>>> isolated to the PowerPC architecture.  I can compile and install  
>>> RC4 on my own laptop (a recent Intel Mac) with no problems.
>> I think it's the shared libraries in combination with MPI. We've  
>> had those issues before on AIX, where it turned out to be  
>> completely impossible to get shared libraries working with the  
>> vendor-provided MPI version.
>> Actually, if the --disable-shared option solves it, could you see  
>> what happens if you try to compile without MPI, but with shared  
>> libraries?
> OK.  Installing without MPI with shared libraries is fine.
> Installing with MPI and --disable-shared successfully gives me an  
> MPI-enabled mdrun.
> I should also note that David's advice to use the configure script  
> from RC3 works, without explicitly specifying --disable-shared;  
> maybe that will give you some useful information.
> -Justin
>> If that works, we might take a middle road and just disable shared  
>> libraries when MPI is used. In all other cases it should work  
>> great, and it reduces the installation size by an order of  
>> magnitude (and there's always an option to disable it, just in case).
>> Cheers,
>> Erik
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