[visit-users] Problems with build_visit on linux-x86_64

Mark Miller miller86 at llnl.gov
Mon Apr 6 18:15:02 EDT 2009

Hello John,

I have NOT seen the 'multiple target patterns' error message. However,
after repeated attempts to build_visit in the same dir hierarchy, I have
seen 'no rule to make target' errors. I have corrected those by manually
cd'ing to third_party_builtin/bilib, then doing a 'make distclean', then
cd'ing ../.. and doing
'config.status --file=third_party_builtin/bilib/Makefile' and then
cd'ing back to third_party_builtin and doing a 'make'


On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 18:01 -0400, John ZuHone wrote:
> Hello,
> When I attempt to build VisIt 1.11.1 using the build_visit script on  
> my Xeon Linux machine. I am including third-party plugins for FITS,  
> HDF5, and NetCDF, I get this message in the last step where it  
> attempts to build VisIt proper:
> g++ -shared -o libGLEW.so -L/mussolini1/zuhone/opt/visit1.11.1/src/ 
> lib  glew/src/glew.o
> mv libGLEW.so /mussolini1/zuhone/opt/visit1.11.1/src/lib/libGLEW.so
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/mussolini1/zuhone/opt/visit1.11.1/src/ 
> third_party_builtin/glew'
> make[2]: Entering directory `/mussolini1/zuhone/opt/visit1.11.1/src/ 
> third_party_builtin/bilib'
> Makefile:635: *** multiple target patterns.  Stop.
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/mussolini1/zuhone/opt/visit1.11.1/src/ 
> third_party_builtin/bilib'
> make[1]: *** [all] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/mussolini1/zuhone/opt/visit1.11.1/src/ 
> third_party_builtin'
> make: *** [all] Error 1
> VisIt build failed.  Giving up
> I've tried this using the GNU and Intel compilers, and with and  
> without parallel for both OpenMPI and MPICH2 implementations. The same  
> thing happens every time. The version of GCC is 4.1.2.
> It's not obvious from the Makefile what's going on. Has anyone seen  
> something like this before?
> Best,
> John ZuHone
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