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Subject: [OMPI users] Fwd: Problems building openmpi 1.2.6 with Lahey Fortran
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-07 08:42:16

Sorry I dropped attention on this thread; Ralph posted a reply earlier
but it got rejected because he's not a member of the list. Here's his

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ralf Wildenhues <Ralf.Wildenhues_at_[hidden]>
> Date: August 4, 2008 2:53:49 PM EDT
> To: Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]>
> Cc: Open MPI Users <users_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Problems building openmpi 1.2.6 with Lahey
> Fortran
> Hello Craig, Jeff,
> * Jeff Squyres wrote on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 03:20:17PM CEST:
>> Open MPI uses GNU Libtool to build itself. I suspect that perhaps
>> Libtool doesn't know the Right Mojo to understand the Lahey
>> compilers,
>> and that's why you're seeing this issue. As such, it might well be
>> that
>> your workaround is the best one.
>> Ralf -- we build the OMPI 1.2 series with that same "late beta"
>> Libtool
>> (2.1a) that we have forever. Do you recall offhand if Libtool 2.x
>> before
>> 2.2 supported the Lahey fortran compilers?
> Libtool does not yet support Lahey. Neither Absoft Fortran 90
> (which was asked about a while ago).
> If you would like to see support for Lahey and Absoft in Libtool,
> here's what you can do that really helps getting there faster:
> - get me some access to these compilers. A login to a system
> with one of them would be great, but a long-term trial version
> (2 weeks helps little for later regression testing) would be
> better than nothing, too (sometimes a friendly email is all it
> takes for this);
> - alternatively, a volunteer that has access to the compilers,
> to help me with the port, or do the porting herself. This will
> require installing git Libtool and running its testsuite anywhere
> between once and several times, and reading and sending some emails
> with patches resp. test results.
> Otherwise, here's some tips for workaround building: edit the
> generated
> libtool scripts (there are a few in the OpenMPI build tree) and set
> pic_flag (to --shared), archive_cmds (to contain --shared), and
> archive_export_cmds correctly everywhere. These variables are set
> once
> for each compiler: the C compiler comes at the beginning, all other
> ones
> near the end of the script.
> Cheers,
> Ralf

Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems