[petsc-dev] Fwd: [ideas-xsdk] common configure/cmake arguments for XSDK packages ready for testing

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Tue Dec 23 21:31:21 CST 2014

Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:

>   Redirecting Jed's question specifically for PETSc configure.
>   Can we/should we save the modules setting at configure time and then
>   check them always at make time? Is some environmental variable set
>   that has a unique value based on the modules loaded?

We can do it for modules (like Cray) and softenv, but aborting in all
cases of environment change is not tractable and would be too much

>   If this is a common problem for us then we should be doing this.

It's a common problem in the sense that a lot of users get confused over
this and it generates a significant amount of support email.
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