AMBER Archive (2006)

Subject: Re: AMBER: experiences with compiling amber9 for FreeBSD

From: M. L. Dodson (
Date: Fri May 05 2006 - 21:34:07 CDT

On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 07:05:41PM -0700, Mengjuei Hsieh wrote:
> Hi,
> After consulting some of my FreeBSD friends, I am convinced that this
> kind of hugh patch file is okay for /usr/ports/bio/amber9 ...
> --
> Mengjuei
> On 5/5/06, David A. Case <> wrote:
> >Well, this is easy enough to fix for Amber 10, and I suppose we could make
> >a
> >gigantic patch file for Amber 9; but the path workaround sounds OK for now.
> >Of course, we always should have used a bit of indirection here [writing
> >"$(MAKE)" instead of "make"], but we didn't appreciate the problems that
> >arose
> >with BSD....
> >...dac

And that's probably what I'll do. It does not make much sense to
inflict this on everyone else just for esthetic reasons. If I
come up with a FBSD port, I'll send the patches to the amber
developers to do with as they please. I'll also post a url here
as the other *BSD guys may have the same issue.

Good discussion, but somewhat off the molecular mechanics critical
path :-)

Thanks all,

M. L. Dodson
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