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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] suffix flag problems
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-04 23:42:45


Good call; done. Thanks!

On Sep 5, 2009, at 5:01 AM, Paul H. Hargrove wrote:

> 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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> >>
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Paul H. Hargrove PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
> Future Technologies Group Tel: +1-510-495-2352
> HPC Research Department Fax: +1-510-486-6900
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Jeff Squyres
jsquyres_at_[hidden]