Re: [AMBER-Developers] Yacc dependency

From: David A Case <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:35:42 -0500

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012, Robin Betz wrote:
> Currently AMBER serial compilation builds yacc, which is then used in the
> parallel compilation. I believe that this is the only reason that serial
> needs to be build before parallel.
> Should yacc be built by AMBER at all? Most distributions have the byacc
> package that will provide it. It could be added as a dependency instead and
> removed from the AMBER source.

I don't understand why yacc can't just be a dependency of the parallel
build; I thought(?) that had already been done. Yacc is trivial to build,
and I'd rather use the Amber version than rely on a (unknown version of)
byacc that might be available on "most distributions".


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