Getting Absoft’s Fortran to link to its own Blas

August 15, 2006

I just had an amazingly difficult time getting Absoft’s f90 compiler to link to the version of Blas that they distribute with the compiler. Here’s what I had to do:

1. I had to compile with the options -B108 -YEXT_NAMES=LCS. The former appends an underscore to the compiled object names, and the latter translates the object names into lowercase.

2. I then just linked as normal, with the Absoft blas, via -L/opt/absoft/lib -lblas

Waiting for gfortran to get stable with baited breath…

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