[Trilinos-Users] Best way to submit questions regarding installation

Alicia Klinvex aklinvex at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 19:01:26 EDT 2016

Hello Simon,

I don't know if we have an official policy on this at Sandia, but what I
found useful as a grad student was sending detailed emails to the user list
explaining what I was trying to do and what problem I was seeing.  For

[begin example]
My name is Alicia, and I'm a grad student at Purdue University working with
Ahmed Sameh.  I'm interested in using Trilinos to implement his
trace-minimization eigensolver, but I'm having trouble getting it
installed.  I created a do-configure script as suggested at
https://trilinos.org/docs/files/TrilinosBuildReference.html and have
attached it to this message.  When I ran the configuration script,
everything seemed to work fine, but Trilinos failed to build correctly,
producing the following error message:

In member function ‘int Amesos_Superludist::Factor()’:
error: invalid conversion from ‘int’ to ‘LUstruct_t*’

error: too many arguments to function ‘void LUstructInit(int_t,

In file included from

note: declared here
error: ‘DOUBLE’ was not declared in this scope
note: suggested alternative:
In file included from






note:   ‘MPI::DOUBLE’
error: ‘EXTRA’ was not declared in this scope

Does anyone know what could be causing this?  I am using Trilinos 12.6, and
I would be happy to provide any additional files if they would be helpful.
[end example]
(Note: this is just an example; this weird error is caused by forgetting to
link the METIS library.)

When you send us a message that detailed (whether here or on github), you
raise the probability of getting a quick response from either
* somebody who wants to help you because they think your research is
super-cool, or
* somebody who's seen that same issue recently

Best wishes,
Alicia Klinvex

PS: I'm glad your issue got resolved, Robert :-)

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Robert Sawko <RSawko at uk.ibm.com> wrote:

> Hi Simon,
> I have just started with Trilinos this week myself and had initially
> struggled with compilation. There seems to be Issues page on GitHub.
> https://github.com/trilinos/Trilinos/issues
> I've just closed my serial compilation problem there and got quite a few
> helpful comments.
> https://github.com/trilinos/Trilinos/issues/315
> For serial you basically navigate to source folder and then the commands
> below worked for me
>   mkdir build
>   cd build
>   cmake -DTrilinos_ENABLE_ALL_PACKAGES=ON -DKokkos_ENABLE_Pthread=OFF
> -DTrilinos_ENABLE_STK=OFF ../
>   make  # or make -j4 if you want parallel build on four cores
> I will be playing with parallel this week. By the way, note how
> convenient cmake is here as you can have separate folders for different
> builds
> Hope this helps,
> Robert
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