AMBER Archive (2009)

Subject: Re: [AMBER] Installation directory

From: Thomas Spraggins (
Date: Thu May 21 2009 - 14:18:13 CDT

FWIW, we NFS export filesystems with such apps as Amber from an AIX
machine after we build them on another platform (e.g., Linux). The
directory structures are significantly different on the two OSs, at
least here.

Thanks for your quick response.

Tom Spraggins

On May 21, 2009, at 2:19 PM, David A. Case wrote:

> On Thu, May 21, 2009, Thomas Spraggins wrote:
>> I want to build amber 10 in directory "a", but ultimately move it to
>> directory "b". When I do the configure, config.h contains "a", and
>> when
>> I ultimately do the make, some of the files in the bin directory
>> contain
>> "a" (e.g., xleap and tleap, but also some of the non-human-readable
>> binaries). It's easy enough to modify the scripts, but what about
>> the
>> binaries?
> The config.h file has "location of the installation" at the top, and
> I think
> you can edit this before compiling to get what you want. But I
> haven't
> actually done this myself. [I'm assuming there is a good reason
> that you
> cannot just configure and compile in directory "b" in the first
> place.]
> The config_amber.h file has the same directory names, but now at the
> bottom
> of the file. I'll change that for the next release to put it at the
> top.
> [A lot of Amber developers think that these paths should be
> determined at run
> time, via an environment variable. That would make it easier to
> move the
> entire installation somewhere else, but would offer an extra way for
> things to
> fail for more inexperienced users (i.e. if the environment variable
> was set
> incorrectly, or not passed to all nodes of a cluster, etc.) It's
> still not
> clear how we will handle this in future releases.]
> ...dac
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