[petsc-users] x64 build problem

Rob Ellis Robert.G.Ellis at Shaw.ca
Sun Jan 17 19:07:35 CST 2010

Hi Petsc Experts


I've been running Petsc/TAO successfully under CVF VC but need to move to 64
bit. Now, I'm trying to compile Petsc on a Windows XP64, VS2008 C/C++ and
IVF 11 from the IVF compiler shell with Cygwin bash using the command


./config/configure.py                  \

     --with-cc='win32fe cl'             \

     --with-cxx='win32fe cl'           \

     --with-fc=ifort                            \

     --with-mpi-dir=/cygdrive/c/MPICH2 \

     --download-f-blas-lapack=1        \

     --with-clanguage=C++ CXXFLAGS='-DMPICH_SKIP_MPICXX -MT -GR -EHsc'


and get the following error:



             Configuring PETSc to compile on your system


TESTING: checkCCompiler from

         UNABLE to CONFIGURE with GIVEN OPTIONS    (see configure.log for


C compiler you provided with -with-cc=win32fe cl does not work



However if I type cl at the command line, cl seems to work


$ cl

Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 15.00.21022.08 for x64

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.


usage: cl [ option... ] filename... [ /link linkoption... ]



Any help would be most appreciated.




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