Re: Installing ncarg-v4.0 on OpenSuse 11.3

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Mon Feb 14 2011 - 09:03:20 MST

On Feb 13, 2011, at 6:33 PM, Jemma Wu wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a bunch of old Fortran applications (mid 90s) which were written with ncarg-v4.0 on an Alpha machine. Now I am trying to migrate those Fortran programs to a new Intel Core 2 x86-64 machine installed with OpenSuse 11.3 (64 bit) OS.
> I am attempting to install ncarg-v4.0 from the source code which was saved (around mid 90s) on the old Alpha machine . I am trying to build it with the Intel compilers (ifort and icc). I followed the installation documentations from I have got lots of compilation errors.
> Before I post and ask about those compilation errors, I'd like to ask a couple of basic questions about ncarg-v4.0.
> 1. Does the ncarg-v4.0 support my new hardware, operating system and compilers?

Hi Jemma,

We don't generally go back and compile older versions of NCAR Graphics on newer hardware, so I can't say for certain whether it should build as is on your newer system. This brings us to your next question:

> 2. Is the source code of ncarg-v4.0 still available for downloading somewhere? I suspect that my older version of the v4.0 source code doesn't support my new environment.

A newer version of the source code is available, and should be backwards compatible. My suggestion is to download NCL version 5.2.1, which contains the NCARG source code. There are precompiled binaries available, but not for ifort/icc. If you choose to build from source code, then you can run the "Configure" program that comes with NCL V5.2.1, and answer "no" to the "build NCL?" question. This will get you just the NCAR Graphics libraries and associated files that you got with the ncarg-v4. source in the 90s.

You can try downloading a precompiled binary first. Sometimes the icc/ifort compilers will work with gcc/gfortran compiled libraries, but you may have to include some additional libraries to "help" the compilation. If this fails, then you can try downloading source code.

To download the latest NCL precompiled binaries and/or source code, please see:

Please email me if you need help with the precompiled binaries or building from source code.


> I appreciate your kind help.
> --
> Regards,
> Jemma
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