[petsc-dev] [petsc-users] FindPETSc.cmake expects petscvariables in wrong location

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Apr 11 12:21:14 CDT 2017

> On Apr 11, 2017, at 11:53 AM, Jed Brown <jed at jedbrown.org> wrote:
> Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
>>> On Apr 11, 2017, at 10:43 AM, Joachim Wuttke <j.wuttke at fz-juelich.de> wrote:
>>> The PETSc FAQ recommends to use the FindPETSc.cmake module
>>   Jed,
>>       Is it time to update the PETSc FAQ and remove the "recommendation"?  I thought you had developed a simpler way of handling that does not require cmake?
> The pkg-config updates are in 'maint', but have not yet been released
> (in 3.7.5).  I would say we should update the recommendations when we
> release 3.8.

   This is fine. Just make sure it happens and the "recommendation" doesn't linger in the FAQ for years after it is no longer needed.


> If we're committing to gnumake, we can greatly improve PETSc makefiles.
> I feel dirty every time the current makefiles (with their anti-patterns
> and lack of namespacing) are recommended for users.

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