[petsc-dev] switch petsc-dev to use --with-shared-libraries by default?

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Jun 1 13:09:02 CDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Aron Ahmadia <aron.ahmadia at kaust.edu.sa>wrote:

> Broken on BG/P with XL compilers, but this is a BuildSystem issue.

I recall you were fighting with this recently. Did you figure out what was

Does it really make sense for any normal user to build with shared libs

I agree with Barry about the user experience building on most common
hardware: laptops, desktops, and small servers.

> A
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> >
> >    Is it time to change in petsc-dev the default of
> --with-shared-libraries to true by default? It is a nicer user experience
> to use shared libraries (much faster link of executable for example).
> >
> >    Does it work pretty much everywhere?
> >
> >   Barry
> >
> >
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