Porting PVM to linux

Adam Lazur alazur at plogic.com
Wed Mar 13 07:47:55 PST 2002

tekka99 at libero.it (tekka99 at libero.it) said:
> The fact that a distro exists for an architecture, doesn't mean that
> the particular package exists itself.
> For example RH 7.2 for itanium doesn't contain pvm rpm.
> Does anyone know if pvm is available for itanium also?

Yes, it is.

See http://buildd.debian.org/build.php?arch=&pkg=pvm for the status of
pvm package builds on Debian architectures. ia64 is one of them.

> On the home page http://www.epm.ornl.gov/pvm/pvm_home.html
> it isn't explicitly shown as a supported architecture.
> At pvmpov homepage(http://pvmpov.sourceforge.net/) is stated
> that 3.1.g1 already supported ia64...
> Is it easy and stable to compile the 3.4 sources on itanium?
> Anyone already tested?

As far as it being easy to compile, "apt-get -b source pvm" on a Debian
system will download and compile it for you. If you don't' use Debian,
you can still check out the debian diff and figure out how it was built
from the debian/rules file.

Adam Lazur <alazur at plogic.com>
Special Forces, Paralogic Inc.

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