I am trying to compile JAGS 3.4.0 on Centos 6.4. I keep getting the following error.
configure: error: "You need to install the LAPACK library"
The LAPACK library is not installed in the default location. So I have tried to compile with the following syntax.
LDFLAGS="-L/cm/shared/apps/lapack/gcc/64/3.3.0" ./configure --libdir=/cm/shared/apps/jags/gcc/3.4.0/
I have also tried several other variations, but still get the LAPACK error.
To find out what happened, you need to look in the config.log file.
One possibility is that you have compiled and installed a recent version of lapack from the source at netlib.org. Recent versions create a library librefblas instead of libblas but the JAGS configure script has not been updated to cover this possibility.
The solution then is to add the option --blas=-lrefblas to configure. You also need to ensure that blas and lapack are compiled with the flag -fPIC if you are doing it by hand (by editing make.inc).
I should also remind you that RPMS of JAGS are available for CentOS
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