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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] suffix flag problems
From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-04 22:01:34


Jeff Squyres wrote:
> Excellent suggestion; thanks Paul!

You are welcome. My presence on the ompi-devel list isn't totally
passive. :-)

>
> I've incorporated this into OMPI -- Paul, can you confirm that I
> obeyed the license requirements properly?

IANAL, but looks all proper to me.

May I suggest that "Portions of this file derived from GASNet v1.12"
might be clarified to indicate what portion(s). Otherwise projects that
"derive" from OMPI's configure might be expected to acknowledge GASNet
simply because they cannot distinguish the origin of whatever they
borrow from OMPI. [discussion of viral license terms omitted].

-Paul

>
> https://svn.open-mpi.org/trac/ompi/changeset/21943
>
>
> On Sep 4, 2009, at 9:01 PM, Paul H. Hargrove wrote:
>
>> Jeff Squyres wrote:
>> > On Sep 4, 2009, at 7:13 AM, David Robertson wrote:
>> >> Perhaps it should be taken out of the help message in the configure
>> >> script then.
>> > We can't; it's part of the built-in Autoconf options. :-(
>> On can't disable the option, but one can prevent confusing the user by
>> (partially) igonoring it.
>> In GASNet we dealt with this problem by detecting that the prefix,
>> suffix or transform options had been given and generate an error message
>> telling the user:
>> This configure script does not support --program-prefix,
>> --program-suffix or --program-transform-name.
>> Users are recommended to instead use --prefix with a unique
>> directory and make symbolic links as desired for renaming.
>>
>> GASNet is BSD licensed and available at
>> http://gasnet.cs.berkeley.edu/#download
>> The autoconf macro in question is GASNET_FORBID_PROGRAM_TRANSFORM and is
>> located in acinclude.m4
>>
>> -Paul
>>
>> --
>> Paul H. Hargrove PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
>> Future Technologies Group Tel: +1-510-495-2352
>> HPC Research Department Fax: +1-510-486-6900
>> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
>>
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>
>

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Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
Future Technologies Group                 Tel: +1-510-495-2352
HPC Research Department                   Fax: +1-510-486-6900
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory