[gmx-users] Installing multiple versions of GROMACS together? - program suffix

Justin A. Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu Jan 13 22:01:18 CET 2011

devicerandom wrote:
> Hi,
> I am finally installing gmx 4.5.3 after a year and a half with 4.0.7 :)
> My issue is that I'd like to continue to keep both versions (there's 
> stuff I need to analyze/continue etc. with previous version and I'd keep 
> it for homogeneity and avoid issues), so I thought that configuring 
> 4.5.3 with
>  ./configure --with-fft=fftw3 --prefix=/home/ms872/software/bin 
> --program-suffix=_453
> would have been enough.
> However I double-checked nothing in the *tools* directory is compiled 
> with the _453 suffix.
> I obviously don't want analysis tools to be overwritten. I suspect 
> there's a more elegant solution than renaming by hand: what am I 
> missing? Thanks!

I can't replicate this; the same command works perfectly for me.  Instead of 
installing in the same directory where there are existing executables, what 
happens if you try to install in a fresh directory?



Justin A. Lemkul
Ph.D. Candidate
ICTAS Doctoral Scholar
Department of Biochemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
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