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Old 09-15-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
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blas library doesn't link

I have Mandrakelinux10.1 installed on my computer.
I am trying to install a program that requires the blas library. I downloaded the mkl-libary from the Intel-website and followed their instructions from the install txt to intall it. Since the library isn't in a 'normal' place I used the command line:

../configure --with-cxxflags=-DTHERMAL --with-blas=-L/opt/intel/mkl/9.1.023/lib/32 -libmkl_ia32

Now, if I configure the program it gives me the following error:

configure: WARNING: This is a hack to see if blas will link
checking for dgemv_ in -lm... no
configure: error: *** Supplied blas doesn't link ***

This is what it says in (part of) the configure log:

configure:6681: WARNING: This is a hack to see if blas will link
configure:6684: checking for dgemv_ in -lm
configure:6715: g++ -o conftest -DTHERMAL -DLITTLEENDIAN -Wno-non-template-friend -pipe -O -DTHERMAL -DLITTLEENDIAN -Wno-non-template-friend -pipe -O -lm -L/opt/intel/mkl/9.1.023/lib/32 -libmkl_ia32
-lm >&5
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -libmkl_ia32
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:6721: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h. */

What am I doing wrong? How do I link this library correctly?
Thank you already for your help.
Old 09-15-2007, 11:48 PM   #2
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RE>>blas library doesn't link


>>lies wrote:
>>../configure --with-cxxflags=-DTHERMAL --with-blas=-L/opt/intel/mkl/
>>9.1.023/lib/32 -libmkl_ia32
It should use -lmkl_ia32.

On Linux/Unix, doing -l<something>, it searches for libsomething.a or

Hope this will help.

Best regards,
Old 09-16-2007, 11:58 AM   #3
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Thank you, this helped!


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