[petsc-dev] Optional sowing?

Smith, Barry F. bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Wed May 29 12:59:08 CDT 2019

  When building PETSc from the tarball the fortran stubs and docs are prebuilt so sowing is not needed.

  If you configure without Fortran --with-fc=0 it should not get or compile sowing (plus he compile is faster because the Fortran modules) take a lot of time.

  Why don't you just turn off Fortran since you don't need it anyway? 


  Perhaps there is a bug and it is getting sowing even with --with-fc=0; if that is the case please let us know and we'll take a look at it.

> On May 29, 2019, at 12:49 PM, Alexander Lindsay via petsc-dev <petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> 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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