Cannot install petsc on my Ubuntu

Satish Balay balay at
Fri Oct 6 10:38:25 CDT 2006

If you are using PETSc from 'Ubuntu Synaptic Package' - then you
should follow their instructions on installing that package. I presume
this package already includes precompiled libraries.

However - if you download petsc-2.3.2 from our website - you'll need
instructions from our website.

I sugest downloading PETSc from 
and following the instructions at:

> ./config/ --with-clanguage=cxx --with-mpi=0

Yes - this should work with our source distribution - provided you
have python,gcc,g++,g77,blas,blas-dev,lapack,lapack-dev [or equivalent
packages] already installed on your machine.


On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, He Xuefei wrote:

> Hi,
> I am a beginner with Linux. I just want to use petsc with C++ and do not
> need to use MPI. There is only petsc-dev in Ubuntu Synaptic Package
> Manager. After I installed it and followed your installation
> instructions, I always have "./config/ No such file or
> directory". I have tried any methods on your website, but cannot fix
> that.
> I need to do this ./config/ --with-clanguage=cxx
> --with-mpi=0, am I right?
> Could you please help me out? Tell me how to do step by step?
> Thank you very much.
> Xuefei

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