Using External packages with PETSC

Barry Smith bsmith at
Mon Jun 26 09:24:40 CDT 2006


    You can do this; but for some reason config/ rejected that 
directory. You can look in configure.log or send it to petsc-maint at
to see why it was rejected. (Often it is because it was compiled with a 
different compiler or different MPI or compiler options).


On Mon, 26 Jun 2006, Laslo Tibor Diosady wrote:

> I'm trying to use ParMetis with PETSc but I already have the ParMetis 
> distribution. As opposed to using the option
> --download-parmetis=1 is it possible to specify the location of the parmetis 
> directory in the same manner as the mpi directory.
> In other words can I do something like
> --with-parmetis-dir=/usr/local/ParMetis-3.1/
> I tried this particular line but I ran the configure script I got the error
> *********************************************************************************
>         UNABLE to CONFIGURE with GIVEN OPTIONS    (see configure.log for 
> details):
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --with-parmetis-dir=/usr/local/ParMetis-3.1 did not work
> *********************************************************************************
> Is there another way to specify the parmetis directory or should I just use 
> --download-parmetis=1?
> Thanks,
> Laslo

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