Re: command line issues

From: Matt McKenzie <mmckenz9_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Tue Dec 13 2011 - 09:24:38 MST

Thanks Mary,
One of the fun things working at a supercomputing center is the (lack
of) knowledge of where and which version were download & installed
months or years ago. The files we have installed are
ncl_ncarg-5.2.1.Linux_x86_64_nodap_gcc432.tar.gz and
ncl_ncarg_src-5.2.1.tar.gz .

Thanks to Andrew Mai, I checked our installed version 5.0.0 on
Nautilus (SGI SMP cluster) and this issue does not appear there. I
may try to install the latest version.


On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Mary Haley <> wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> Did you build NCL from source code or download a precompiled binary? If downloaded a precompiled binary, which one did you download?
> We don't have precompiled binaries specifically for Linux-based Cray systems, but from the seg fault, it sounds like maybe you downloaded the incorrect binary for your system.
> --Mary
> On Dec 13, 2011, at 7:36 AM, Matt McKenzie wrote:
>> Greetings
>> I am working with a researchers and they use NCL - I am no expert at
>> it, it is a very good tool.  We've found a bug/ issue with setting
>> variables on the command line.  All other NCL functionality works
>> properly. The version of NCL you are running (ncl -V   this command
>> works fine).
>> Both 5.0.0 and 5.2.1
>> The shortest NCL script possible that illustrates the bug.
>> krakenpf7(XT5):~> ncl -n 'x=10'
>> Copyright (C) 1995-2010 - All Rights Reserved
>> University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
>> NCAR Command Language Version 5.2.1
>> The use of this software is governed by a License Agreement.
>> See for more details.
>> Segmentation fault
>> Any data files needed to run your script.
>> Just variables and command line.
>> A graphic (PostScript file, PDF file, NCGM file, etc.) that
>> illustrates the problem.
>> See text above.
>> The exact error message (if any).
>> See above.  It can run ncl scripts, set variables within the ncl
>> interface- just not command line.
>> The type of system you're on (usually "uname -a" is enough).
>> NICS - Kraken (Cray machine)
>> Any suggestions would be great, many thanks & cheers
>> matt
>> --
>> Matthew McKenzie, Ph.D.
>> HPC Consultant
>> National Institute for Computational Sciences
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Matthew McKenzie, Ph.D.
HPC Consultant
National Institute for Computational Sciences
Received on Tue Dec 13 09:24:48 2011

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