Re: Installing ncarg-v4.0 on OpenSuse 11.3

From: Jemma Wu <jemma.wu_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed Feb 16 2011 - 21:57:42 MST

Hi Mary,

Thank you for your help.

I have successfully installed NCARG 5.2.1 (compiled with ifort/icc) on my
new server. I tested one of our old Fortran models and found that there is
one incompatible ncarg function (mapchi in v4.0 has been changed to mdpchi
in v5).

My question is, do you know if there are many such incompatible functions
between ncarg.v4.0 and ncarg.v5? Since I have lots of Fortran codes (~20000
subroutines) to migrate, I want to know how much effort I need to solve this
incompatibility problems.



On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 3:03 AM, Mary Haley <> wrote:

> 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 A newer version of the source code is available, and should be backwards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.
> --Mary
> I appreciate your kind help.
> --
> Regards,
> Jemma
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