Here is an informative article on dynamic libraries path in OS X:
The first comment is very informative too.
Hristo Iliev, Ph.D. -- High Performance Computing
RWTH Aachen University, Center for Computing and Communication
Rechen- und Kommunikationszentrum der RWTH Aachen
Seffenter Weg 23, D 52074 Aachen (Germany)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> On Behalf Of Reuti
> Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2012 10:18 PM
> To: Open MPI Users
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Setting RPATH for Open MPI libraries
> Am 05.11.2012 um 04:41 schrieb Jed Brown:
> > Jeff, we are averaging a half dozen support threads per week on PETSc
> lists/email caused by lack of RPATH in Open MPI for non-standard install
> locations. Can you either make the necessary environment modification
> more visible for novice users or implement the RPATH option?
> For curiosity: on Mac OS X it finds the necessary library automatically,
> which setting is this achieved? `otool -L <file>` lists the correct one,
> was used during compilation.
> -- Reuti
> > On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Jed Brown <jed_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]>
> > We have a long-standing philosophy that OMPI should add the bare
> minimum number of preprocessor/compiler/linker flags to its wrapper
> compilers, and let the user/administrator customize from there.
> > In general, I agree with that philosophy.
> > That being said, a looong time ago, I started a patch to add a
> option to configure, but never finished it. :-\ I can try to get it back
on my to-
> do list.
> > That would be perfect.
> > For the moment, you might want to try the configure --enable-mpirun-
> prefix-by-default option, too.
> > The downside is that we tend not to bother with the mpirun for configure
> and it's a little annoying to "mpirun ldd" when hunting for other problems
> (e.g. a missing shared lib unrelated to Open MPI).
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