[petsc-dev] Optional sowing?

Balay, Satish balay at mcs.anl.gov
Wed May 29 12:55:43 CDT 2019

sowing is primarily for fortran interface (and then for docs)

So you can built PETSc with --with-fortran-bindings=0 - and disable sowing dependency.


On Wed, 29 May 2019, Alexander Lindsay via petsc-dev wrote:

> Would it be conceivable to configure PETSc to build without sowing? From
> the sowing webpage it looks like its uses are for documentation, fortran to
> C interface stubs, and some autoconf macros. For MOOSE we don't really need
> the documentation; we also don't need fortran. Perhaps the autoconf macros
> are necessary for parallel.
> This is really not an important feature; really the only time I'm
> "bothered" by the presence of sowing is when performing distributed
> compiles with icecream.

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