[R] Install Rmpi on Fedora with mpich2 installed.

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Tue Dec 20 21:10:52 CET 2005

No direct experience with mpich2 on Fedora, but I think you can use

./configure --with-mpi=/usr/local/mpich2

from within the unpacked Rmpi tarball, or

R CMD INSTALL Rmpi_... --configure-args=--with-mpi=/usr/local/mpich2

from the command line. ... is the tab-completion to the tarball, and
/usr/local/mpich2 should be a path such that mpi.h is in
/usr/local/mpichs/include/mpi.h. Some insight is in the configure.in
file of Rmpi.

Hope that helps! Sorry for the repost, Bin, meant this originally to
reply to the newsgroup.


"Ye, Bin" <yeb at karmanos.org> writes:

> Hi, everyone,
> I want to install Rmpi on a cluster with Fedora linux. It already installed mpich2, but not lam-mpi. I installed R-2.2.0 on it already.
> And I got error as below:
> * Installing *source* package 'Rmpi' ...
> Try to find mpi.h ...
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> checking for suffix of executables...
> checking for suffix of object files... o
> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
> checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
> checking for egrep... grep -E
> checking for ANSI C header files... yes
> checking for sys/types.h... yes
> checking for sys/stat.h... yes
> checking for stdlib.h... yes
> checking for string.h... yes
> checking for memory.h... yes
> checking for strings.h... yes
> checking for inttypes.h... yes
> checking for stdint.h... yes
> checking for unistd.h... yes
> checking mpi.h usability... no
> checking mpi.h presence... no
> checking for mpi.h... no
> Try to find mpi.h ...
> Cannot find mpi head file
> Please check if --with-mpi=/usr/local/mpich2/bin/ is right
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'Rmpi'
> ** Removing '/usr/local/R-2.2.0/library/Rmpi'
> Somehow it can not find the mpi.h which is in usr/local/mpich2. Can anyone kindly give me some hint on what should be done? Will installing lam-mpi solve the problem? If so, should mpich2 be uninstalled first? Or just modify the path will do?
> Thanks a lot!
> Bin
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