Hi Charles,

I've only ever seen that error when trying to build OpenMPI with the IBM XLC compilers on Tiger. I just now successfully configured and built OpenMPI-1.0.2 using gcc 3.3 build 1819 and IBM XLF.

./configure --disable-mpi-f90 --prefix=/hpc/mpis/ompi102f77

Please note that I can also build this with F90 support. As long as GCC 3.3 is used as my compiler. One curious thing is that if I set my envirornment to specifically use XLF, i.e. 'export F77=/opt/ibmcmp/xlf/8.1/bin/f77' it will fail in the configure step.

Just to be sure, OpenMPI fails to compile with your exact error if I first set my C compiler to IBM XLC.

Warner Yuen

Research Computing Consultant

Apple Computer

email: wyuen@apple.com

Tel: 408.718.2859

Fax: 408.715.0133

On Apr 10, 2006, at 9:00 AM, users-request@open-mpi.org wrote:


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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 11:25:48 -0400

From: Charles Williams <willic3@rpi.edu>

Subject: [OMPI users] Building OpenMPI on OS X Tiger with gcc-3.3

To: users@open-mpi.org

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I have been attempting to build OpenMPI on my Mac, using the older  

gcc-3.3 compiler using rc2r9567.  Things proceed for a while, and  

then I get:

Making all in xgrid


depbase=`echo src/pls_xgrid_component.lo | sed 's|[^/]*$|.deps/&|;s| 

\.lo$||'`; \

if /bin/sh ../../../../libtool --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.  

-I/Users/willic3/build/openmpi-1.0.2rc2r9567/orte/mca/pls/xgrid - 

I../../../../include -I../../../../include  -I/Users/willic3/build/ 

openmpi-buildgcc3.3/include  -I/Users/willic3/build/ 

openmpi-1.0.2rc2r9567/include -I/Users/willic3/build/ 

openmpi-1.0.2rc2r9567 -I../../../.. -I../../../../include -I/Users/ 

willic3/build/openmpi-1.0.2rc2r9567/opal -I/Users/willic3/build/ 

openmpi-1.0.2rc2r9567/orte -I/Users/willic3/build/ 

openmpi-1.0.2rc2r9567/ompi  -D_REENTRANT -F XGridFoundation  -MT src/ 

pls_xgrid_component.lo -MD -MP -MF "$depbase.Tpo" -c -o src/ 

pls_xgrid_component.lo /Users/willic3/build/openmpi-1.0.2rc2r9567/ 

orte/mca/pls/xgrid/src/pls_xgrid_component.m; \

then mv -f "$depbase.Tpo" "$depbase.Plo"; else rm -f "$depbase.Tpo";  

exit 1; fi

libtool: compile: unable to infer tagged configuration

libtool: compile: specify a tag with `--tag'

make[4]: *** [src/pls_xgrid_component.lo] Error 1

make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

I may be able to avoid this problem by building without xgrid (I'm  

going to try that now), but does anyone have any ideas on other  

solutions?  I've built the code successfully using the default Tiger  




Machine info:

uname -a

Darwin rachel.geo.rpi.edu 8.6.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.6.0: Tue Mar   

7 16:58:48 PST 2006; root:xnu-792.6.70.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power  

Macintosh powerpc

gcc-3.3 --version

gcc-3.3 (GCC) 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1819)

I configured and built after using 'gcc_select 3.3'.

Configure command:

/Users/willic3/build/openmpi-1.0.2rc2r9567/configure --prefix=/Users/ 


frame/tools/openmpi-gcc3.3 --disable-mpi-f90

I can also provide the configure and build logs if that will help.

Charles A. Williams

Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Science Center, 2C01B

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY  12180

Phone:    (518) 276-3369

FAX:        (518) 276-2012

e-mail:    willic3@rpi.edu