[petsc-dev] petsc makefiles

Blaise A Bourdin bourdin at lsu.edu
Thu Jul 20 21:46:54 CDT 2017

> On Jul 20, 2017, at 6:49 PM, Jed Brown <jed at jedbrown.org> wrote:
> Blaise A Bourdin <bourdin at lsu.edu> writes:
>> Hi,
>> Is there a way in petsc makefiles to figure out how to link a shared / dynamic library
>> i.e. if I want to know how to do 
>> 	$CC -shared *.o lib.so
>> vs.
>> 	$CC -dynamiclib *.o lib.dylib
>> what variable gives me the extension .so vs .dylib and the linker option -shared vs -dynamiclib
> See SL_LINKER_FUNCTION and SL_LINKER_SUFFIX, e.g., as used from gmakefile.


>> How about doing the same thing in BuildSystem (I need to build a shared library for exodus)?
> Isn't the Exodus build system capable of that?

My understanding is that we use a repackaged version of exodus 5.24 with a crappy makefile. More recent version (6.0+) use cmake and automatically build the shared library. I seem to have issues with the latest release’s python bindings. AS soon as I can figure out what the problem is, I can rewrite the BuildSystem exodus module for the most recent version

>> Also, is there a way to know the family of compiler I am using (gnu vs intel vs something else)?
>> The long line fortran compiler options for fortran and ifort are of course different, and the default behavior opposite…
> That option goes into FC_FLAGS.

Of course. One of the many perks of the new fortran setup


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