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1DER_Malik_Maxutov
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Pinned topic XL FORTRAN & Debian Linux.

‏2012-02-01T07:20:02Z |
 Hello,
 
Can't install XL FORTRAN on my Apple PowerMAC
(G5 DualCore 2GHz, 12Gig RAM).
 
First, I can't install IBM XL FORTRAN on MAC OS X 10.5  because IBM FORTRAN for MAC is no longer exists.
Therefore, I have made a dual boot with Debian Linux and MAC OS X.
However, I can't install XL FORTRAN too! Because xlf_install file can't see the own package! 
 
Stage 6]  Installing "XL Fortran Advanced Edition for Linux" Version
13.1.0.0
   sh: rpm: not found
   ERROR: Checking: "./images/rpms/xlf.msg.rte-13.1.0.0*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlsmp.rte-2.1.0.0-100630*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlf.cmp-13.1.0.0*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlmass.lib-6.1.0.0-100630*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlf.rte-13.1.0.0*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlf.lib-13.1.0.0*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlsmp.lib-2.1.0.0-100630*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlf.rte.lnk-13.1.0.0*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlf.man-13.1.0.0*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlsmp.msg.rte-2.1.0.0-100630*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlf.help.pdf-13.1.0.0*.ppc64.rpm
      ./images/rpms/xlf.samples-13.1.0.0*.ppc64.rpm".. (FAILED)

ERROR: Installation script did not complete successfully.
 
THANKS FOR ANY HELP!
Updated on 2012-02-04T00:18:24Z at 2012-02-04T00:18:24Z by acrux
  • Bill_Buros
    Bill_Buros
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    Re: XL FORTRAN & Debian Linux.

    ‏2012-02-01T15:49:22Z  in response to 1DER_Malik_Maxutov
    I seriously doubt it will work easily..      installing the pieces alone will likely be an issue (as you saw). 

    Is there a particular reason you really want the IBM XL Fortran compilers?   We've used the gfortran across a number of workloads, although I have to admit gfortran optimizations are not quite close to the level of optimizations for Power technology that XL Fortran brings to the table.
    • 1DER_Malik_Maxutov
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      Re: XL FORTRAN & Debian Linux.

      ‏2012-02-01T16:25:30Z  in response to Bill_Buros
       Hello Bill,
       
      Thank you for you advice! 
       
      Yes, how i can see there is so many a brain-cracking things :) 
      I have GFORTRAN too (for my MAC OSX 10.5  "Linux"). However, i want to play with 'fine tune' optimization option on G5. 
      Maybe, i will never resolve my 'problem' anymore..... ;)
       
      Malik. 
       
      P.S. I'm ready to kill my Linux partition. 
      Updated on 2012-02-01T16:25:30Z at 2012-02-01T16:25:30Z by 1DER_Malik_Maxutov
      • Bill_Buros
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        Re: XL FORTRAN & Debian Linux.

        ‏2012-02-01T17:01:41Z  in response to 1DER_Malik_Maxutov
        Teams here have been working a lot with GCC (C and C++), and the performance gaps between the latest GCC and IBM XL C/C++ are getting smaller and less meaningful.    So if you branch into that realm, normal GCC should be good (somewhere here on Think Power Linux we posted some real data on that). 
         
        Also, no idea if you're interested, but there is a new focus on Fedora on Power over in the Fedora realm.  Seems to me there were some people playing around with the older PowerMac systems...   Doesn't solve the IBM XL Fortran issues..   but with the rpm base, it might be easier to fake things out..   :- )
  • acrux
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    Re: XL FORTRAN & Debian Linux.

    ‏2012-02-04T00:18:24Z  in response to 1DER_Malik_Maxutov
     you simply can't do that because debian has a 32bit userland. You need a full 64bit gnu/linux distro to use ppc64 binaries.
     
    --n
    Updated on 2012-02-04T00:18:24Z at 2012-02-04T00:18:24Z by acrux