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

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Apr 11 13:33:39 CDT 2017

On Tue, 11 Apr 2017, Jed Brown 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.

We should at some point add --download-pkg-config - hoping that would
make it universally useable [even on machines without pkg-config]


> 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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