[Trilinos-Users] Trilinos configuration problem

Mike Heroux maherou at sandia.gov
Thu Oct 20 10:06:33 MDT 2005


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There is also a lot of installation and configuration documentation
available from the main Trilinos web page:

http://software.sandia.gov/trilinos (See the left side bar, also look at the

Trilinos builds on these clusters quite easily once you get your configure
invocation set up correctly.
The problem you are seeing is probably related to how you are specifying
arguments to configure.  To see the "real" problem that configure is
complaining about, look in the config.log file *in the package directory
where the failure occurred*.  Look for the actual compiler command that
caused the error message.  You will see the specific problem that caused the
error.  This issue is also discussed in the FAQs.

If you continue to have problems after checking all these resources, attach
your config.log file (from the appropriate package directory) to another


> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilinos-users-bounces at software.sandia.gov 
> [mailto:trilinos-users-bounces at software.sandia.gov] On Behalf 
> Of Fang Liu
> Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:35 AM
> To: trilinos-users at software.sandia.gov
> Subject: [Trilinos-Users] Trilinos configuration problem
> Hi,
> I haven't seen any post regarding to configuration problem 
> since I registered with this mailing list, and I also cannot 
> find any online archives for this mailing list, so I have to 
> bother you by sending questions here.
> I am trying to configure trinilos-6.0.2 on a linux cluster
> 56 (odin001:trilinos-6.0.2)> uname -a
> Linux odin001 2.6.9 #4 SMP Thu Dec 16 17:10:11 EST 2004 x86_64 AMD
> Opteron(tm) Processor 246 AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
> But I keep in getting the error message as follow:
> checking for dummy main to link with Fortran libraries... unknown
> configure: error: linking to Fortran libraries from C fails
> No matter what compiler I use, and I tried the following 
> compiler combination for C and Fortran compiler, the four 
> 'falis' give me the same above error message.
> c/fortran       GNU     Intel        PGI
> GNU         (no f90)    fails      (no need)
> Intel       (no f90)    fails        fails
> PGI         (no f90)   (no need)     fails
> I am wondering if anyone in the group has been successfully 
> build trilinos on the Opteron machine. Any helps would be so 
> appreciated.
> Thanks.
> - Fang (Cherry) Liu
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