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20040719: Unidata McIDAS-X v2004 build on gizmo (cont.)



>From: Patrick Dills <address@hidden>
>Organization: UCAR/COMET
>Keywords: 200407020423.i624NgaW002282 McIDAS-X build

Hi Patrick,

re: build was successful on gizmo
>That's great, I'm impressed (but not the least surprised) the build worked
>for you.  Was really starting to feel jinxed.  Still scratching my
>head over what happened when I tried the compiling/building with
>gcc/g77.  The only difference I see in our approaches is you explicitly
>indicated VENDOR=-g77 in the 'make mcx' command line, whereas I had tried
>to hardwire "VENDOR=-g77" in the mcidas2003/src 'makefile'.

Specifying VENDOR=-g77 on the make invocation command line is entirely
equivalent to editing the McIDAS makefile and setting VENDOR there,
so this is not the difference.

>Sorry about the 'slowness' of gizmo.  Disappointed we did not break the
>snail record though ;-)

The snail record at UPC was set on a very old IRIX machine.  This
puppy was so slow that I would start a build, go home, and not
check on its progress until the next morning!

>Would love to move to one of our faster Suns.
>Recall that we were stuck with 'gizmo' since it was one of the few
>systems we have with a static IP, which unfortunately I need to access
>the NESDIS ADDE polar-sat server.

OK.

>I'm giving serious consideration though
>to moving the entire build to a Linux platform, isolating 'mcidas-x' from
>the competition we have now with other processes running on 'gimzo', e.g.
>ldm, datastreme, gempak, etc..

I have put together very fast/capable machines for the RMTCs at the
Universidad de Costa Rica and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology
and Hydrology for very little money:

UCR  - dual Athlon 2600+, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB HD, 320 GB RAID, 128 MB video,
       CDRW, keyboard, mouse, monitor -- $1700

CIMH - dual Athlon 2800+, 3 GB RAM, 80 GB HD, 500 GB RAID, 128 MB video,
       DVD+-RW, keyboard, mouse, monitor -- $2100

>I tried finishing the 'install' process this AM...but as luck would have
>it, ran into yet another hurdle it seems.
>
>On the 'make install.mcxall', I'm getting:
>
>gizmo: 34 % make install.mcxall
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/bin
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/lib
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/tcl
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/lib/gui
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/inc
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/data
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/data/tutorial
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/admin
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/savedata
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/workdata
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/help
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/man
>make: ERROR: no directory: /pub/mcidas/mcidas04/man/man3
>make: If your environment is OK, try 'make rootdirs'
>make: *** [env_dir] Error 1
>
>Do I need to create these directories first, or run 'make rootdirs' as the
>output suggests ?

Hmm...  Well, the environment that is in place for your McIDAS login
is different from the one in place when I did the build.  The difference
has to be in the definition of the McINST_ROOT environment variable.
This is defined as:

McINST_ROOT=/pub/mcidas/mcidas03

for me (I am still logged on) -- and this is wrong (!!).  I should have
set it to be:

McINST_ROOT=/pub/mcidas/mcidas04

which is what I am betting it is set for you.

>Noticed I had reset my "McINST_ROOT" path in my .cshrc file, which I did
>before running 'install.mcxall'.

That's it.

>thanks again Tom for all the help,

Since I built McIDAS-X v2004 with McINST_ROOT set incorrectly, I am doing
the following:

o redefine McINST_ROOT

  source ~/.cshrc

o wipe out the Tcl/Tk portion of the build:

  cd ~/mcidas2004/tcl/unix
  make distclean
  cd ~/mcidas2004/tk/unix
  make distclean

  cd ~/mcidas2004/src
  rm tclcomp .built*

o and redo the build (only the Tcl/Tk stuff will be rebuilt, so this won't
  take another 4 hours):

  cd ~/mcidas2004/src
  make rootdirs
  make mcx VENDOR=-g77

o install v2004:

  make install.mcxall

As I close this note, 'make mcx VENDOR=-g77' is running.  The rest of the
build/install will be finished as soon as gizmo is able :-)

Cheers,

Tom
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