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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Question on ./configure error on Tru64unix (OSF1) v5.1B-6 for openmpi-1.6
From: Rayson Ho (raysonlogin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-08 11:15:59

Hi Bill,

If you *really* have time, then you can go deep into the log, and find
out why configure failed. It looks like configure failed when it tried
to compile this code:

 # .gsym_test_func
 .globl .gsym_test_func
 # .gsym_test_func

 configure:26752: result: none
 configure:26756: error: Could not determine global symbol label prefix

May be it's a gcc thing?? Like your assembler is too old?? I tried it
in Cygwin, which has gcc 3.4.4, and it seems to work fine (just copy
the 5 lines of code above into a file and name it with the ".s" ext
name. Then compile it with gcc and see if you can reproduce it.

I was involved in a TOP500 project that uses AlphaServer SC ES45 nodes
(a total of 4,096 cores), and it was the #2 in TOP500 a decade ago! It
was fun back then... But I agree with Jeff, it is unlikely that Open
MPI is going to work on Tru64 - all modern processors are much faster
than Alpha and I believe even the TOP500 Alpha machines are all
powered down (even the Earth Simulator is not on the TOP500 list
anymore - that was the #1 back then!!).


On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 7:07 AM, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> To be honest, I don't think we've ever tested on Tru64, so I'm not surprised that it doesn't work.  Indeed, I think that it is unlikely that we will ever support Tru64.  :-(
> Sorry!
> On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:43 PM, <Bill.Glessner_at_[hidden]> <Bill.Glessner_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am having trouble with the *** Assembler section of the GNU autoconf
>> step in trying to build OpenMPI version 1.6 on an HP AlphaServer GS160
>> running Tru64unix version 5.1B-6:
>> # uname -a
>> OSF1 V5.1 2650 alpha
>> The output is of the ./configure run
>> zozma(bash)% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/OpenMPI \
>> --enable-shared --enable-static :
>> ...
>> *** Assembler
>> checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
>> checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/local/bin/nm -B
>> checking the name lister (/usr/local/bin/nm -B) interface... BSD nm
>> checking for fgrep... /usr/local/bin/grep -F
>> checking if need to remove -g from CCASFLAGS... no
>> checking whether to enable smp locks... yes
>> checking if .proc/endp is needed... no
>> checking directive for setting text section... .text
>> checking directive for exporting symbols... .globl
>> checking for objdump... objdump
>> checking if .note.GNU-stack is needed... no
>> checking suffix for labels... :
>> checking prefix for global symbol labels... none
>> configure: error: Could not determine global symbol label prefix
>> The ./config.log is appended.
>> Can anyone provide some information or suggestions on how to resolve this
>> issue?

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