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From: Tim Prins (tprins_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-27 18:59:25


Hi Teng,

Teng Lin wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> We would like to distribute OpenMPI along with our software to
> customers, is there any legal issue we need to know about?
Not that I know of (disclaimer: IANAL). Open MPI is licensed under the
new BSD license. Open MPI's license is here:
http://www.open-mpi.org/community/license.php

>
> We can successfully build OpenMPI using
> ./configure --prefix=/some_path;make;make install
>
> However, if we do
>
> cp -r /some_path /other_path
>
> and try to run
> /other_path/bin/orterun,
> below error message is thrown:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> Sorry! You were supposed to get help about:
> orterun:usage
> from the file:
> help-orterun.txt
> But I couldn't find any file matching that name. Sorry!
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> Apparently, the path is hard-coded in the executable. Is there any
> way to fix it (such as using an environment variable etc)?
There is. See:
http://www.open-mpi.org/faq/?category=building#installdirs

Hope this helps,

Tim