Request for comments: mpi and using multiple compilers

Sean Farley sean at
Thu Jul 25 17:43:35 PDT 2013

eborisch at writes:

> On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Sean Farley wrote:
>> But really, we're at the whim of what the macports community whats to do
>> in this situation. Since my Ph.D is riding on getting a working mpi +
>> fortran, I'd very much like to iron out these issues and get the ports
>> chugging along!
> Does mpich +gccXX not get you to working fortran and MPI?
> I'll try to read through some of this thread later, but just looking for
> clarification on that point.

Again, the issue is when using libraries dependent on mpi and
exacerbated on dependents of those dependents. This usually results in
breakage with the inability to specify which compiler to use in the n-th

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