Compiling on an Intel mac.

Andrew Walker keg... at
Fri May 11 08:32:24 CEST 2007

Absolutely no money changed hands to encourage me to write the
message. :)

A couple of things I forgot to mention (but which are probably
obvious) are that people will need to have installed the OSX
"developer tools" before building cp2k, and the instructions about
needing a BLAS and LAPACK can safely be ignored. Optimised versions of
these libraries are included with the -Wl,-framework -Wl,vecLib flags.



On May 10, 7:46 pm, Teodoro Laino <teodor... at> wrote:
> Thanks Andrew,
> Can you confirm to the mailing list that you didn't receive any money
> from the cp2k team to
> write such a message? ;-)
> Thanks for the hint.. I will fix that right now..
> about mailing lists.. everything has been more or less moved into
> this one (google) for several
> reasons:
> 1) more stable than berlios
> 2) can post just sending e-mail
> 3) can attach files
> 4) more easy for people to use (since on berlios you first had to
> subscribe to berlios.....)
> People are highly invited to use the full functionality of the list
> (pages, load files.. everything has been enabled for all subscribers..)
> in order to help the others..
> Thanks again and let us know..
> (especially if the feedback is good like this one ;-) )...
> teo
> On 10 May 2007, at 20:39, Andrew Walker wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I've just compiled and run Quickstep for the first time and I'm
> > impressed how straight forward it is. Anyway I have a minor issue with
> > compiling on an Intel mac running OSX that does not seem to have been
> > raised in this forum before, and it'll probably be useful for somebody
> > at some point so I may as well document it here.
> > Although the current CVS source comes with a perfectly good Makefile
> > for my machine (an off the shelf macbook, Intel Core Duo, OSX 10.4.9
> > with g95 0.90) located at arch/Darwin-IntelMacintosh-g95.s[opt|dbg],
> > tools/getarch_code knows nothing about it. The fix is trivial: add the
> > following to the case statement in getarch_code
> >       Darwin-*I386-8.9.1-i386)
> >         PLATFORM="Darwin-IntelMacintosh-g95";;
> > make sdbg then seems to work with no problems (at least, I can run the
> > Quickstep H2O-geoopt test. I guess the expression could be made a
> > little more general, but I don't have another machine to hand to test
> > on. It would be good if somebody with CVS commit access would include
> > this.
> > I also see there are two mailing lists for this code. Is there any
> > preference as to which one is used?
> > Cheers,
> > Andrew

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