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Old   October 16, 2014, 12:45
Default Building SU2 with TecIO Library on OS X
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All,

We use to have the ability to build SU2 by explicitly passing --with-tecio-lib and --with-tecio-include options to the configure script, which worked just fine when building SU2 with the TecIO library. At some point (I think around v3.0) this was changed (along with how to build with the Metis library), and now I believe you're suppose to be able to build with the TecIO library by passing --enable-tecio to the configure script. However, I have never been able to get this to work on OS X. After running configure while passing in --enable-tecio, the option is always shown to be off in the configure summary.

I've tried forcing it on by editing the configure script, but then it appears to be looking for a specific X11 header file which I don't have, or I don't have in the location where it's looking in my environment. Would anyone be able to provide some instruction as to how we are suppose to compile SU2 with the TecIO library now under OS X? Would it be possible to reintroduce the earlier configure options whereby we could explicitly point to libtecio.a and the requisite header file (and perhaps for Metis/Parmetis as well) on our systems?

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Hi,

Indeed, there is an extra flag that seems to be necessary on Mac. Here is an example of the configure alias that I have for building SU2 on my laptop:

alias config_mpi="./configure --with-MPI=mpicxx --prefix=/Users/economon/SU2 --enable-tecio CPPFLAGS='-I/opt/X11/include' --with-CGNS-lib=/usr/local/lib --with-CGNS-include=/usr/local/include CXXFLAGS='-O3'"

Note that this is for a parallel build with both CGNS and the TecIO libraries. With the extra CPPFLAGS option, the TecIO lib should build automatically and be linked on your Mac with no extra work (the source is included in the distribution).

Hope this helps,

Thomas D. Economon
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