AMBER Archive (2008)

Subject: Re: AMBER: FreeBSD "port" for AmberTools-1.2

From: M. L. Dodson (
Date: Tue Jul 22 2008 - 14:30:27 CDT

I just realized some of you may be misled by my description. A
FreeBSD "port" is just a build skeleton containing (mostly) a Berkeley
Makefile and patches to adapt the software build environment
to FreeBSD. This is NOT an independent "fork" or alternative
distribution site for AmberTools.

Bud Dodson

M. L. Dodson wrote:
> A FreeBSD "port" of AmberTools-1.2 is now available at
> MD5 (AmberTools-1.2-port.tar.gz) = 0f3d0cda41713a619ebe03851d3fe7a5
>> From the README:
> This is a FreeBSD "port" of the AmberTools-1.2 software
> ( It is not a conformant port as described and
> sanctioned by the FreeBSD project.
> [elided]
> This port (hopefully) handles all the differences between FreeBSD and
> other UNIX flavors, particularly Linux, the environment for most the
> AmberTools developers. The FBSD libc and libm do not pose problems
> (based on regression tests), and the shift from Berkeley make to gmake
> (to handle the sleap directory tree) is done automatically.
> Dependencies on gmake, ucpp (optionally), libtool, and gfortran are
> handled by the regular ports mechanism. The system yacc is
> (optionally) used.
> The end product of this will be an amber10 directory with a complete
> installation of AmberTools. This will be at /usr/local/amber10 if the
> AmberTools ports directory is in /usr/local.
> [elided]
> Consult the README-AmberTools_port file for more information.
> Good luck.
> Bud Dodson

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