[Gmsh] gmsh build cannot find blas/lapack

Jack Chessa jfchessa at utep.edu
Thu Nov 18 07:14:48 CET 2010

I am trying to build gmsh 2.5.0 on fedora 11 on a 64 bit amd machine.   
I am getting the following cmake error

cmake -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH:string="/usr/lib64" ..

-- A library with BLAS API not found. Please specify library location.

WARNING: Could not find Blas or Lapack: most meshing algorithms will  
not be functional

In /usr/lib/64 I have



I am not sure why cmake is not find ing these libraries?  is it  
looking for libblas.a?



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