OpenBLAS binary packages
jmr at macports.org
Wed May 15 08:38:13 UTC 2019
> I am trying to understand why I am not able to get the OpenBLAS port to install exclusively from binary packages, i.e. using something like:
> sudo port -b install OpenBLAS
> Even if I prepare a local repository with the prebuilt binary packages it indicates that it is not able to find any binary package and the above command fails. I have no such problem with other ports.
> I had a quick look to see if there is something in the Portfile itself that forces compilation from source but did not find anything obvious. Is there such a mechanism? what is it? and can this be disabled / overridden?
The Portfile does disable the use of binary archives, by clearing the
The assumption seems to be that if you are using OpenBLAS, then you must
require maximum performance and hence a build that is tuned for your
specific hardware. A pre-built binary of course cannot provide this.
There is no way to change this short of editing the Portfile or setting
your own archive_sites value on the command line.
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