RE: Help to run gadget2 in macbook

From: Prem Dhungel <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:26:58 +0530

Hi Sander,

I successfully completed "configure, make and sudo make install" for each of the following:

lam-7.0.6 for MPI

Also commented out the HDF5. But for the Gadget2, I still have the following error:

prems-macbook:~ prem$ cd gadget2
prems-macbook:gadget2 prem$ make
mpicc main.o run.o predict.o begrun.o endrun.o global.o timestep.o init.o restart.o io.o accel.o read_ic.o ngb.o system.o allocate.o density.o gravtree.o hydra.o driftfac.o domain.o allvars.o potential.o forcetree.o peano.o gravtree_forcetest.o pm_periodic.o pm_nonperiodic.o longrange.o -g -lgsl -lgslcblas -lm -lsrfftw_mpi -lsfftw_mpi -lsrfftw -lsfftw -o Gadget2
ld: library not found for -lsrfftw_mpi
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [Gadget2] Error 1


Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:06:42 +0100
To: gadget-list_at_MPA-Garching.MPG.DE
Subject: Re: [gadget-list] Help to run gadget2 in macbook


Hi Prem,

you'll have to solve the compilation errors in order to be able to run
Gadget 2. In this case it seems that you have to install the gsl
libraries, and you might want to switch off HDF5 support (comment out
-DHAVE_HDF5) in the Makefile. If you look in the first pages of the
user manual, all the required steps are listed there in detail (you
also have to install fftw 2.x).



Prem Dhungel wrote:



When I tried to "make" within gadjet2 directory, the error messages are
like this:


  prems-macbook:~ prem$ cd gadget2

  prems-macbook:gadget2 prem$ make

  mpicc -O3 -Wall -DPERIODIC
-DSYNCHRONIZATION -DHAVE_HDF5 -I/usr/common/pdsoft/include -c -o
main.o main.c

  In file included from main.c:7:

  allvars.h:20:25: error:
gsl/gsl_rng.h: No such file or directory

  In file included from main.c:7:

  allvars.h:157: error: syntax
error before '*' token

  allvars.h:157: warning: type
defaults to 'int' in declaration of 'random_generator'

  allvars.h:157: warning: data
definition has no type or storage class

  In file included from main.c:8:

  proto.h:10:18: error: hdf5.h:
No such file or directory

  In file included from main.c:8:

  proto.h:193: error: syntax
error before 'handle'

  make: *** [main.o] Error 1


Thank you.



Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 16:48:54 +0100

To: gadget-list_at_MPA-Garching.MPG.DE

Subject: Re: [gadget-list] Help to run gadget2 in macbook




Hi Prem!

Am 19.12.2010 um 08:56 schrieb Prem Dhungel <>:


    Hi every one,


I need to do the simulation for galaxy formation using Gadget2.

But before doing the large full-fledged simulation, I want to do small
ones in my MacBook and be familiar with gadget.


I downloaded and installed/configured the necessary components:

gadget 2.0.6

gcc 4.0

HDF5 1.6.10 (mac-intel-x86_64-static version)


lam-7.0.6 for MPI


All these are in the directory \Users /prem


When I type the command "mpirun -np 2 ./Gadget2 myparameterfile.param"
in Terminal, the following error message comes:


Failed to find or execute the following executable:

Host: prems-macbook.local

Executable: ./Gadget2

Cannot continue.



It seems that it very simple silly mistake, but I am not able to figure
it out as I'm not so used to in Terminal.

Can anybody help please?



  I installed Gadget on a Macbook, too, but I don't think your
problem is Macbook specific. It seems that the executable is not
found...Have you actually generated the executale by typing "make"? If
yes, is it in the current directory or somewhere else? Does it have a
name different than Gadget2?

  If these hints do not help, please describe your workflow in
Terminal in more detail.


    Thank you.





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