[petsc-users] Problem with using make

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 04:41:33 CST 2021

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 9:57 PM Yaswanth Narayana <ynarayan at buffalo.edu>

> Hello
> My name is Yaswanth Narayana. I am using PETSc as part of my course HPC1.
> When trying to use make I am getting the following error. What should I do?
> makefile:8: /lib/petsc/conf/rules: No such file or directory
> make: *** No rule to make target 'PETSC_DIR/lib/petsc/conf/rules'.  Stop.

You do not have PETSC_DIR defined in your environment. You can check this

  echo $PETSC_DIR

It should print a directory name.


     Prof. Knepley

> I have tried changing the directory name and changed to the directory
> containing files 'rules' and 'variables' but still receiving the same
> error. Please help in this regard.
> Thank you
> Yours sincerely
> Yaswanth

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experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
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