Petsc configure error

Barry Smith bsmith at
Thu Dec 3 13:08:36 CST 2009

    It looks like the TAU folks implicitly assumed that MPI was built  
with Fortran support. So my guess is you have to build MPI with  
Fortran support in order for this TAU to build and link properly.  
PETSc does not need to be built with Fortran support if you don't want  
it. Note that this means that this isn't really a PETSc issue at all.


On Dec 3, 2009, at 1:00 PM, irfan.khan at wrote:

> Hello Petsc Team
> Have there been any more developments on using TAU with PETSc? I  
> have tried to use to compile a petsc code. I have attached  
> the error message with this email. Is is necessary to compile MPICH,  
> PETSc and TAU with fortran support?
> Thank you
> Irfan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Satish Balay" <balay at>
> To: "PETSc users list" <petsc-users at>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:52:36 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: Petsc configure error
> TAU isn't tested with petsc in the past few years. So thing could be
> broken. I'll have to check on this.
> One comment though.. If you have tau built with mpi - you should use
> that mpi & wrappers with tau and not use --download-mpich. [but this
> is also likely broken]
> Satish
> On Wed, 24 Jun 2009, Ryan Yan wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I got configuration errors, when I trying to built PETSC with Tau.
>> Basically, I followed the instruction on the installation webpage  
>> of PETSc.
>> In the attached file, please find the configure log.
>> I do built TAU and PDT seperately, and TAU with mpi and PDT.
>> If any more information is needed, please let me know.
>> Thanks,
>> Yan
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