[Beowulf] MPICH build question on Portland group compilers

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sat Aug 28 21:16:26 PDT 2004

Responding to self ...

Joe Landman wrote:

> Folks:
>  Building MPICH using the Portland group compilers following their 
> suggestions (http://www.pgroup.com/support/cdk.htm#mpich_config).  
> This is 1.2.6.  For some reason, I am getting lots of errors after 
> installing.  Lots of link errors when trying to compile the examples 
> in the examples directory:

Rule number 2:  after unpacking the software, and before compiling, try 
reading the errata page.   
http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/mpi/mpich/buglist-tbl.html .  Nice to see my 
problem handled.  I had to add

    -lib="-L/usr/local/pgi/linux86/lib -lpgftnrtl -lpgc"

Took some poking around the pgftnrtl and pgc lib symbols to see what was 
in there, to realize that I was missing those libs.  Then I re-googled ...

Yes, the examples now work. 

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