[Users] Help needed in recovering from iadvertent hdf5 update on mac

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Wed Jun 3 10:10:28 CDT 2015


HDF5 1.8.15 is broken. A patch will be released shortly. The development
version of thorn ExternalLibraries/HDF5 already contains a copy of the
patched version; if you use this version of the thorn and specify
HDF5_DIR=BUILD in your option list, you should be fine.


On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Comer Duncan <comer.duncan at gmail.com>

> Hi Ian,
> I got back Monday night and yesterday decided to get CT_MultiLevel and
> rebuild so I can start learning how the multigrid stuff works with some
> examples.  I got the CT_MultiLevel directories from bitbucket, copied it
> into place in EinsteinInitialdata.
> in the meantime I had done a weekly update of all my macports stuff (not a
> good idea!).  I then proceeded to rebuild cactus.  All went fine (the
> CT_MultiLevel seems to compile ok) until it got to iohdf5. It crashed
> complaining about iohdf5 stuff. I have pasted the build to
> http://pastebin.com/dqMtCL3A . Since the hdf5 stuff got updated I went
> through the procedure of deactivating and in some cases uninstalling hdf
> related stuff and believe I left it in the state in which no hdf5 is
> active.  I have pasted a record of the various steps I went through as I
> discovered what depended on what and tried to get hdf5 unactivated.  I
> believe I was successful. Please see the following paste:
> http://pastebin.com/4brgVdmE .
> With the optionfile having BUILD as the selected option for HDF5 as was
> the case when I implemented the workaround last week that you suggested.
> So now, I am back to a similar spot except that now I do not have mpi
> and/or gcc related issues. Also, I have the CT_MultiLevel stuff in place.
> Can you suggest some next steps which can get be out of this hdf5 fix?
> Thanks for the help!!!
> Comer
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Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>
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