AMBER Archive (2006)

Subject: AMBER:

From: Dror (
Date: Wed Mar 08 2006 - 04:09:28 CST

Since I did not see my message in mail reflector I send it again:

I am trying to install AMBER 8 on SPARC Solaris 9 (5.9) system.

The compilation is failed when it arrives to the sander part.

 I have already tried to switch between compilers
        g77[gcc version 3.1] ,g95[gcc version 4.01] ,f90 of SUN Studio 11

with not match success.

> the last error I get before compilation failed is:

> "Assertion failed: at_handle_table[at_idx].tag==VAR_TAG, file

>../srcfw/FWcvrt.c, line 4017

> f90: Fatal error in f90comp: Abort (core dumped)

> make[1]:*** [lmod.o] Error 1

> make[1]: Leaving directory `/disk1/amber8/src/sander'

> make: *** [serial] Error 2"

I have investigated little more and have some cunclusions:

1. The FLAGS in config file not recognized the same way in different
compilers (such as -free ..)

2. when compilation gets into src/sander directory it founds #include
files which have same name as in /usr/lib and compiler try to include them
from system location instead of

    look for them in src/sander directory (memory.h, assert.h random.h etc.)

It doesn't look proper way to change every *.f file in this directory to
redirect the include file.

I would be grateful to have a proper solution to end the compilation

Thank you very much,

Dror Bar-Nathan
Sys. Admin.
Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Israel Institute for Biological Research
Ness Ziona 74100, Israel

Tel: 972-8-9381446
Fax: 972-8-9381717

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