[CIG-MC] Trouble configuring CitcomS3.0.3 - Python Dependencies

Eh Tan tan2 at geodynamics.org
Tue Apr 21 14:25:19 PDT 2009

Ricardo Arevalo Jr. wrote:
> Thank you for your help.  I have downloaded python-dev, but I still
> cannot properly configure CitcomS.  The next error states: error:
> limits.h:, followed by a series of other .h files/directories
> (config.log attached).  Please let me know what else I need.  Again,
> thanks for your patience.
> -Rick

Hi Ricardo,
(cc'ing cig-mc)

The first error in your config.log is:

In file included from
                 from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2.4/include/limits.h:11,
                 from /usr/include/python2.5/Python.h:18,
                 from src/_namemapper.c:15:
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2.4/include/limits.h:122:61: error:
limits.h: No such file or directory

The error message indicates that your system doesn't have some system
header files (limits.h and others). These header files are not installed
by default, but they are needed when compiling most C programs.

You can install all the requirement of CitcomS using this command:

sudo apt-get install build-essential openmpi-bin openmpi-dev python


>     Ricardo Arevalo Jr. wrote:
>     > I am a graduate student at the University of Maryland and I am
>     running
>     > into troubles downloading Python Dependencies as I try to configure
>     > CitcomS.  I have enclosed the config.log file.  Please let me
>     know if
>     > you have an idea as to what may be the problem.  I'm not sure
>     this is
>     > a problem with the CC/CCX environment, as a previous message
>     > suggested.  Thank you for your time.
>     >
>     On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Eh Tan <tan2 at geodynamics.org
>     <mailto:tan2 at geodynamics.org>> wrote:
>     Hi Ricardo,
>     The first error in your config.log is:
>     src/_namemapper.c:15:58: error: Python.h: No such file or directory
>     This indicates that you don't have the python header file
>     installed. The python header file is included in "python-dev"
>     package in Ubuntu, Ask your system administrator to install the
>     package, then configure CitcomS again. Let me know if you
>     encounter any further problem.
>     Cheers,
>     Eh

Eh Tan
Staff Scientist
Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics
California Institute of Technology, 158-79
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-1693

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