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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Setting RPATH for Open MPI libraries
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-20 10:57:49

I have just uploaded a patch to a long-existing ticket:

The bitbucket with this work is here:

I've put the wrapper rpath flags issue on the agenda for the December dev meeting.

On Nov 4, 2012, at 10:41 PM, Jed Brown wrote:

> 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?
> 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]> wrote:
> 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 --with-rpath 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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