RE: [AMBER-Developers] Requirement to build serial before building parallel

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 10:06:15 -0800

> > It is often VERY beneficial to just build sander.MPI and pmemd.MPI on
> > various machines without having to build the whole of AMBER Tools
> serial.
> I suppose we could have a flag like "-sander-pmemd-only" that would
> skip
> the test. Right now I can't remember what part of the parallel compile
> needs might be on the amber11 side or the AmberTools side.
> But
> for the *general* user it seems better to flag problems like this
> early,
> rather than having a strange error pop up half-way through the build
> step.

That might be useful although right now the 'actual' limitation is that you
can't do:

make -f Makefile_at parallel

without AMBERHOME/exe/yacc

make -f parallel

works fine.

My current hack is just to do:

touch $AMBERHOME/exe/yacc
chmod 700 $AMBERHOME/exe/yacc

All the best

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