[gmx-users] Gromacs 2018 installation failed

Elton Carvalho eltonfc at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 20:04:22 CET 2018

Hello, Qinghua,

The error message refers to the standard library. I believe the package
that provides this in ubuntu is glibc. Check that it's a current enough

Another thing is that the liker (ld) needs to support C++11. That's the
binutils package. I've had success with version 2.29. Not sure which is the
lowest version required.

Good luck,

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 12:25 PM, Qinghua Liao <scorpio.liao at gmail.com>

> Dear GMX developers,
> I am trying to install Gromacs2018 with cuda on clusters, the installation
> was successful on one cluster,
> but failed on the other cluster. I guess there might be some library
> missing on the other cluster.
> For the succeeded one, the operating system is openSUSE 42.2 (GNU/Linux
> 4.4.27-2-default), the compilers are gcc and c++ 4.8.5,
> the CUDA version is 9.0.176, the MPI is openMPI 1.10.3
> For the failed one, the operating system is Ubuntu 16.04.3 (GNU/Linux
> 4.4.0-109-generic x86_64), I tried CUDA 9.1.85  and 9.0.176,
> together with gcc/c++ version 6.4, icc/icpc 2017.4, all were failed. The
> error is the same:
> -- Performing Test CXX11_STDLIB_PRESENT
> -- Performing Test CXX11_STDLIB_PRESENT - Failed
> CMake Error at cmake/gmxTestCXX11.cmake:210 (message):
>   This version of GROMACS requires C++11-compatible standard library.
> Please
>   use a newer compiler, and/or a newer standard library, or use the GROMACS
>   5.1.x release.  Consult the installation guide for details before
> upgrading
>   components.
> Call Stack (most recent call first):
>   CMakeLists.txt:168 (gmx_test_cxx11)
> Here is my command:
> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/--PATH--/Programs/Gromacs2018
> I am confused here that the old compilers worked but the new ones did not,
> while the error message suggests to use newer compilers.
> Could some one help me with fixing it? Thanks a lot!
> All the best,
> Qinghua
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