[petsc-users] How can PETSc configure with MSMPI

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Sun Feb 2 12:57:44 CST 2014

Satish Balay <balay at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
> If a user wants to use PETSc with cygwin, MPICH or OpenMPI should work.
> However if the user wants to use PETSc with cygwin - and needs
> 'upstream' support for all these packages - most of the packages that
> work with --download-package are not really tested or supported by
> upstream. [supleru? metis? hypre? others?]
> If the user wants an MPI properly supported by cygwin - then they can
> install OpenMPI thats packages as part of cygwin. [If not upstream -
> the cygwin maintainger supports it?]

Yes, they appear to support Cygwin.


> Most of the statements from MPICH folks regarding Windows is wrt MPICH
> binary distribution for MS/Intel compilers. I don't know if they had a
> position on cygwin before - or if that position changed [along with
> their position on this binary distribution]

It is not supported, see statement below from Dave Goodell, or the
response to all Cygwin queries on the mailing list.

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