configure stalling on MacOSX

Matthew Knepley knepley at
Fri Oct 12 02:59:01 CDT 2007

On 10/12/07, Knaepen Bernard <bknaepen at> wrote:
> Hello,
> is it normal that the ./config/ stalls for a long time when building petsc-2.3.3-p6 on MacOSX? The step at which it stays stuck is:
> TESTING: checkSharedLinkerPaths from config.setCompilers(python/BuildSystem/config/
> It remains there for around five minutes then continues the configure process without problem. Except that it leaves a fortran process alive that I have to manually kill later on. This process looks like:

The 5 minutes is a timeout value. This test has to run an executable and check
for output. It seems that the run never finishes. However, after
timeout it should
kill the original thread. Thus I am guessing that this is a problem
with the Python
on OSX, however it could also be my code.


> 17623 fortcom     60.8%  5:06.44   1    13    60   364K  12.1M  2.23M  57.8M
> 17614 ifortia32    0.0%  0:00.02   1    14    19   392K  1.96M  1.86M  29.0M
> 17613 ifortbin     0.0%  0:00.01   1    13    16   148K   992K   876K  28.6M
> when I use the top command.
> I am configuring with the following options:
> /config/ --with-cc=mpicc --with-fc=mpif90 --with-hypre=1 --download-hypre=1 --with-debugging=0 COPTFLAGS=-O3 FOPTFLAGS=-O3 --with-cxx=mpicxx --with-x=0 --with-sudo=sudo
> The system is MacOSX 10.4.9 (latest) running on a MacPro (or Macbook Pro) and the fortran compiler is ifort 10.0.17.
> Regards,
> Bernard.

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which
their experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener

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