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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] [EXTERNAL] Re: mpicc link shouldn't add -ldl and -lhwloc
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-24 18:17:57

On May 24, 2012, at 6:07 PM, Orion Poplawski wrote:

>>> I should add the caveat that they are need when linking statically, but
>>> not when using shared libraries.
>> And therein lies the problem. We have a number of users who build Open
>> MPI statically and even some who build both static and shared libraries in
>> the same build. We've never been able to figure out a reasonable way to
>> guess if we need to add -lhwloc or -ldl, so we add them. It's better to
>> list them and have some redundant dependencies (since you have to have the
>> library anyways) than to not list them and have odd link errors.
> Could you not add them if --enable-static is not passed to configure? That would at least help with building the Fedora packages.

I have a dim recollection that we specifically chose not to do this (i.e., that there was some hidden "gotcha" with that approach), but I confess to not remembering why.

Brian -- do you remember?

Jeff Squyres
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