[petsc-dev] snes/ex56 target is gone

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 28 14:40:59 CDT 2017

> On Jun 28, 2017, at 2:35 PM, Jed Brown <jed at jedbrown.org> wrote:
> Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
>>   Jed,
>>    Aside from its name and location this is a very useful thing. Should it be in $PETSC_DIR/lib/petsc/conf/ ? since it cannot stay in $PETSC_DIR for --prefix installs? 
> I guess that's a reasonable location.  The file isn't platform-dependent
> so it could go elsewhere.

I don't understand. This directory is platform-independent. There is also a $PETSC_DIR/$PETSC_ARCH/lib/petsc/conf ; the two directories get merged in a prefix install. 

>  In that location, it should acquire a line
> specifying PETSC_ARCH upon install.

   You mean in a prefix install? There is no PETSC_ARCH in prefix installs.

>  The only issue with the path is
> that you're actually typing it on the command line, and that would be
> a starter Makefile for anyone building a larger project.


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