[mpich-discuss] Compilation: MPICH3 and libxml2

Pavan Balaji balaji at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Nov 6 03:00:46 CST 2013

Hi Toni,

Users should never have to use autotools.  Those are only for us (i.e., developers).  The release tarballs should already have the generated configure and friends.

  —- Pavan

On Nov 5, 2013, at 12:44 PM, Antonio J. Peña <apenya at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> Hi Mogesh,
> We'll need some more information to be able to help you. What's your OS? Libtool version? Please also attach config.log and your complete c.txt. Your generated libtool script is going to be useful as well. I wonder why your libtool looks for that file at all.
>   Antonio
> On Tuesday, November 05, 2013 02:52:11 PM Mogesh Naidoo wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having trouble compiling MPICH-3.0.4.
> I'm using GNU 4.7.2 compilers.
> My configure = 
> ./configure --prefix=/export/home/mnaidoo/software/mpich/mpich3_GNU --with-gnu-ld 2>&1 | tee c.txt
> Configure is successful with no errors.
> The make fails with 
> "libtool: link: `/usr/lib64/libxml2.la' is not a valid libtool archive"
> This occurs when trying:
> "CCLD libhwloc_embedded.la"
> So there's a libxml2.la in /usr/lib64, but there's also one in another directory.
> I add this directory to LD_LIBRARY_PATH and I still get the same error.
> How do I tell make to use the libxml2.la in the other directory?
> regards,
> Mogesh.
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