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From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-08 08:34:02

On May 1, 2007, at 11:28 PM, Rob wrote:

>> I'm now trying the nightly build from SVN
>> (version 1.3a1r14551), but I'm afraid that Alpha
>> support is still not there.....if that's the case,
>> is there any chance to fix openmpi for Alpha?
> Indeed this fails with the same error as the
> compilation of 1.2.1 with "--enable-static".
> Output files of this 1.3/SVN are at

I tried to go here and got a 404 (probably because we took so long to
reply -- sorry...). Can you re-post these files?

>> My OS is CentOS 4.4
>> (the equivalent of RedHat Enterprise Edition 4).
>> Hence, my packages are not so up-to-date versions:
>> autoconf-2.59-5
>> automake-1.9.2-3
>> libtool-1.5.6-4.EL4.1.c4.2
>> libtool-libs-1.5.6-4.EL4.1.c4.2
>> flex-2.5.4a-33
>> (what else is essential to build OpenMpi?)
> By the way, I don't think the above packages are
> required for building OpenMPI from the 1.2.1
> source tarball, or are they?

Correct. The OMPI downloadable tarballs (including the nightly
snapshots) are self-contained; you don't need the above-listed tools
to compile them. Those tools are really only necessary for developer
builds of Open MPI (e.g., a Subversion checkout).

Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems