[Gmsh] building gmesh on Linux

Christophe Geuzaine cgeuzaine at ulg.ac.be
Sun May 20 22:55:13 CEST 2007

Todd Martin wrote:
> Hi Chris
> 6 years from Ph.D to Professor. I'm impressed.
> I compiled gmesh on Linux Mandrake 10.1 with MED 2.2.3, but needed to change 
> the FLAGS variable in the configuration script, because "med.h" needs one of 
> these defined: SUN4SOL2, PCLINUX, PCLINUX64_32, OSF1_32, IRIX64_32, RS6000, 
> F77INT32, HP9000, IRIX64, OSF1, VPP5000, PPRO_NT
> Perhaps you could include an option for this?

Hi Todd - We'll look into it (support for MED is still very 
"experimental" at the moment...).

> Also, I built gmesh against Open Cascade 6.2, but the configuration script 
> would not include HAVE_OCC in FLAGS despite setting --with-occ-prefix and 
> --enable-occ, because the following condition always failed
> if test $ac_cv_lib_TKernel_main = yes; then
>   OCC="yes"
> else
>   OCC="no"
> fi
> So I forced
>   OCC="yes"
> and proceeded to make. Everything compiled correctly and I was able to import 
> IGES, STEP and BREP geometry into gmesh, as expected. I can supply more 
> detail, if you would like to look into this.

Could you send the relevant part of your config.log, to see why the test 



> Thanks,
> Todd
> (BE (Mech), Ph.D)
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Prof. Christophe Geuzaine
University of Liege, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science