#29 Error during build step using the Cygwin compilers

Nick C.

Dear developers,

I'm attempting to install ATLAS (ver. 3.10.1) using Cygwin's gcc and gfortran compilers (ver. 4.7.3) on an Intel i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GhZ. I was able to perform the configure step without any warnings or errors using the following basic command.

../configure -b 32 -D c -DPentiumCPS=2500 --prefix=/cygdrive/c/Users/nchishol/BLASLAPACKLIBS

However, I had to apply a previously suggested patch (https://sourceforge.net/p/math-atlas/windows-support/21/#7b95) in order to correct an issue with '(' characters in my system path, which seems to be a issue with 64-bit Windows 7. Also, the configure step was looking for a program named 'gcc-4', so I hard linked my usual '/bin/gcc.exe' compiler to '/bin/gcc-4.exe' (I think this may have been a change in newer versions of the Cygwin compilers).

Anyhow, after executing 'make build', things run for a good ~90 minutes on my system before encountering an error and aborting. I've included the resulting error report. I'm hunting around for the earlier ver. 4.7.0 of gcc/gfortran in case this is some sort of regression there. Also the output of 'make build' seems to give 'warning: SSE instruction set disabled. Using 387 arithmetics [enabled by default]' repeatedly at certain points. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with my problem. Hopefully I've provided enough detail.

I would be very grateful for any insight!

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  • R. Clint Whaley

    R. Clint Whaley - 2014-07-09

    Ticket moved from /p/math-atlas/support-requests/918/

  • R. Clint Whaley

    R. Clint Whaley - 2016-07-14

    Sorry for the extreme neglect. I have overwhelmed, and have not been able to provide support for some time. In order to get back to even, I am mass closing existing old support requests.

    If your support request involved the stable release, please try the new 3.10.3BETA release that you can find under the developer releases. That is the release that I have updated to work better on modern hardware, including MacOS and Windows. If you still have a problem with 3.10.3BETA, please open up a new ticket, and I will try to get it fixed before the official 3.10.3 release. Please note t
    he updated ATLAS/doc/atlas_install.pdf: the online document is still for 3.10.2,
    and will remain so until 3.10.3's official release.

    If your support request involved the developer release, I recommend waiting for 3.11.39 before reopening, as I am currently in the middle of a major rewrite. If the problem persists into .39, I definitely want to hear about it.

    Thank you, and I am very sorry about my responsiveness on support.

  • R. Clint Whaley

    R. Clint Whaley - 2016-07-14
    • status: open --> closed
    • assigned_to: R. Clint Whaley
    • Group: Stable_(v3.10.x) --> developer

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