AMBER Archive (2004)

Subject: AMBER: AMBER 8 installation - continued

From: Atro Tossavainen (
Date: Mon Oct 11 2004 - 03:57:45 CDT


I seem to have received the following response from Amber admin on Friday:

(With reference to the "ar rvsys.a..." problem.)

> You need to use GNU make (aka gmake) to compile Amber 8 on Sun machines.
> See:

Oh, but I *am* using gmake, and was wondering why it wasn't being used!

Turns out that the AMBER Makefiles contain literal references to "make"
instead of $(MAKE), so unless you're prepared to remove the OS vendor's
make from your system and rename GNU make to "make", which would be a
Very Bad Move, there's nothing you can do.

The correct solution is to change all the Makefiles to call $(MAKE)
instead of "make" literally, and to set MAKE initially if it is not

Also, GNU make or not, the Atoms.h problem remains the same.

Atro Tossavainen (Mr.)               / The Institute of Biotechnology at
Systems Analyst, Techno-Amish &     / the University of Helsinki, Finland,
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