[petsc-dev] Problem with latest "petsc-dev" change

Carl Ponder CPonder at NVidia.Com
Wed Nov 3 13:19:25 CDT 2010

I just copied thepetsc-dev subtree using the commands

    hg clone http://$USER:$PASSWORD@petsc.cs.iit.edu/petsc/petsc-dev
    cd petsc-dev/config
    hg clone http://$USER:$PASSWORD@petsc.cs.iit.edu/petsc/BuildSystem
    cd ..
    export PETSC_DIR=$PWD
    ./configure --with-cc=gcc --with-fc=mpif90
    --download-f-blas-lapack=1 --download-mpich=1 --download-hdf5=1

It looks like the filepetsc-dev/configure has changed in the last day or 

    #!/usr/bin/env python                                              
                 #!/usr/bin/env python
    import sys <
    if sys.version_info.major > 2: <
       print('Configure does not support Python 3 yet, please run as') <
       print('  python2 ' + ' '.join(["'" + a + "'" for a in sys.argv])) <
       sys.exit(1) <
    import os                                                         
                  import os
    execfile(os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), 'config',
    execfile(os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), 'config',

and no longer works in my environment:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
       File "./configure", line 4, in <module>
         if sys.version_info.major > 2:
    AttributeError: 'tuple' object has no attribute 'major'

If I remove the test, it works.
Are you in the middle of making & testing code changes?
And if so, when do you expect it to be stable?

I'm running Ubuntu Linux 10.04.1 64-bit on i7.
Are there additional parameters I need to pass to./configure or other 
packages I need to install?

                    Carl Ponder

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