The installation procedure discussed in the previous sections applies to all platforms (Unix, Windows, Mac OS X). There are, however, some details which pertain only to a particular platform. These issues are discussed below.
# You can override the GuessCPU results by directly setting or # unsetting the cpuopts variable, e.g., # # set cpuopts [list -march=athlon] # or # unset cpuopts #Uncomment either the ``unset cpuopts'' line to make a generic build, or else edit the ``set cpuopts'' line to an appropriate common-denominator architecture and uncomment that line.
In a similar vein, some compilers support a ``-fast'' switch, which usually creates an architecture-specific executable. The same considerations apply in this case.
An advanced alternative would be to define separate OOMMF ``platforms'' for each CPU subtype in your cluster. At a minimum, this would involve creating separate platform name files in oommf/config/names/ for each subtype, and then making copies of the appropriate oommf/config/platforms file for each new platform. The platform name files would have to be written so as to reliably detect the CPU subtype on each machine. See ``Managing OOMMF platform names'' for details on creating platform name files.
This section lists installation options for Microsoft Windows.
Both 32-bit and 64-bit builds are supported using the MinGW ports of g++. (The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of g++ are separate downloads.) Use a standard Windows Tcl/Tk, such as the ActiveTcl release from ActiveState. You will also need to edit the appropriate platform file to select g++ as the compiler. If you are using a 32-bit Tcl/Tk and g++, then the platform file is oommf\config\platforms\wintel.tcl. For 64-bit Tcl/Tk and g++ the platform file is oommf\config\platforms\windows-x86_64.tcl.
If you get errors saying a child process couldn't be forked (typically with either ``resource temporarily unavailable'' or ``Loaded to different address'' error messages), then follow this procedure:
The Cygwin versions of Tcl/Tk prior to 8.6 were not threaded, so OOMMF built with Tcl/Tk 8.5 and older will likewise not be threaded. This limitation is removed with the Cygwin Tcl/Tk 8.6 release.
Be sure to read the readme.txt file in the BCC55 subdirectory of the Borland install directory. In particular, check that the bcc32.cfg and ilink32.cfg configuration files exist in the BIN subdirectory, and have appropriate contents. If you omit this step you will get error messages during the OOMMF build process relating to the inability of the Borland compiler to find system header files and libraries. You will probably also need to add the Borland BIN directory to your PATH environment variable. Some of the Borland tools are fragile with respect to spaces in their pathnames, so you should either select the Borland install directory to be one without spaces anywhere in the pathname (e.g., use C:\Borland\ instead of "C:\Program Files\Borland\"), or at least when setting the PATH use the ``8dot3'' style short name version of each component of the Borland install directory, e.g.,
PATH=C:\Progra~1\Borland\BCC55\Bin;%PATH%Use ``dir /x'' to display both the short and long versions of filenames. The Borland Developer Studio 2006 install automatically sets the path to include the long name version of the Borland BIN directory; you should manually change this via the System dialog box from the Control Panel. Select the Advanced tab, and pull up the Environment Variables sub-dialog. Edit the Path variable as discussed above; check both the ``User variables'' and the ``System variables'' settings. You will need to launch a new shell (command prompt) for the changes to take effect.
The import libraries distributed with Tcl/Tk, release 8.0.3 and later, are not compatible with the Borland C++ linker. However, the command line utility coff2omf, which is distributed with the Borland compiler, can be used to create suitable libraries from the Tcl/Tk .lib's. In the Tcl/Tk library directory (typically C:\Tcl\lib or "C:\Program Files\Tcl\lib"), issue the following commands
coff2omf tcl84.lib tcl84bc.lib coff2omf tk84.lib tk84bc.libHere tcl84.lib and tk84.lib are the input libraries (in COFF format) and tcl84bc.lib and tk84bc.lib are the new libraries (in OMF format).
If coff2omf doesn't work, you can try creating the necessary import libraries directly from the Tcl/Tk DLL's. From the Tcl/Tk library directory issue the following commands:
impdef -a tcl84bc.def ..\bin\tcl84.dll implib tcl84bc.lib tcl84bc.defThis creates the Borland compatible import library tcl84bc.lib. Repeat with ``tk'' in place of ``tcl'' to create tk84bc.lib. The ``-a'' switch requests impdef to add a leading underscore to function names. This is sufficient for the DLL's shipped with Tcl/Tk 8.4, but other releases may require additional tweaking. The module definition file output by impdef, e.g., tcl84bc.def above, is a plain text file. You may need to edit this file to add or modify entries.
At a minimum, you will have to change the program_compiler_c++ value to point to the Borland C++ compiler. The sample wintel.tcl file assumes the librarian tlib and the linker ilink32 are in the execution path, and that the Borland compatible import libraries, with names as specified above, are in the Tcl/Tk library directory. If this is not the case then you will have to make appropriate modifications. Also, you may need to add the ``-o'' switch to the linker command to force ordinal usage of the Borland compatible Tcl/Tk libraries produced in the previous step.
To build using the Digital Mars C++ command line compiler (dmc), follow these instructions:
Unpack the dmc archive into a convenient location. The default name
for the root directory of the dmc installation area is ``dm''. Unpack
the STLport (C++ Standard Library) into the dmc installation area.
The top-level directory in the STLport archive is ``dm'', so if you
unzip this archive from the parent directory to the dmc installation
area it will naturally unpack into its standard location. Then modify
the dmc configuration to include the STL header files. The
dm\bin\sc.ini file should be edited so that the first
element of the INCLUDE path is
Next, use ``set INCLUDE'' and ``set LIBRARY'' from the DOS command prompt to check that these environment variables are either not set, or else set to values as needed by the Digital Mars compiler. (These variables names may be used by other applications, which will conflict with values expected by dmc.) To unset these variables, use the commands ``set INCLUDE='' and ``set LIBRARY=''. For convenience, you probably also want to put the dm\bin directory into your environment PATH variable.
The Digital Mars linker uses the same library format as the Borland linker, and as in that case, you will have to build compatible import libraries for the Tcl/Tk libraries. The ``basic utilities'' package available from Digital Mars includes the implib import librarian that can be used for this purpose. Alternatively, you can use the Borland tools. See the section above on using Borland C++ for details.
You will need to uncomment the entry for the dmc compiler, and comment out the other compiler selections. (The comment character is '#'.) The configuration file assumes that the dmc compiler and associated tools are in a directory included in your environment PATH variable.
If you encounter difficulties during OOMMF start up, you may need to set the environment variable TCL_LIBRARY. (NOTE: This is almost never necessary!)
Bring up the Control Panel (e.g., by selecting Settings|Control Panel off the Start menu), and select System. Go to the Environment tab, and enter TCL_LIBRARY as the Variable, and the name of the directory containing init.tcl for the Value, e.g.,
%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Tcl\lib\tcl8.0Click Set and OK to finish.