Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 04:39:30 CDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 3:47 AM, Tim Kroeger <tim.kroeger at cevis.uni-bremen.de
> wrote:

> Dear all,
> On a 64-bit system, I need to compile with the option "-fPIC" to be able to
> link with my application.  I configured PETSC with "--with-pic=fPIC", but
> still it seems to call the gfortran compiler with "-PIC" rather than "-fPIC"
> for some or all fortran source files. The compiler does not understand the
> "-PIC" option, hence prints an error message and exits.  How can I tell
> PETSc to use "-fPIC" instead?

1) --with-pic only turns this check on and off. It does not take a flag

2) You must send the configure.log or we have no way of knowing what is
going on. Send it to petsc-maint


> Best Regards,
> Tim
> --
> Dr. Tim Kroeger
> tim.kroeger at mevis.fraunhofer.de            Phone +49-421-218-7710
> tim.kroeger at cevis.uni-bremen.de            Fax   +49-421-218-4236
> Fraunhofer MEVIS, Institute for Medical Image Computing
> Universitaetsallee 29, 28359 Bremen, Germany

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