papi port, fortran issues

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at
Wed Oct 3 10:35:57 PDT 2007

Harald Servat wrote:
> Hello to everybody,
>   recently I received an automated mail about a port I'm maintaining. Such
> mail includes a full report (which is good in order to review the problems
> ;) ) of the port build on amd64/freebsd7.
>   The program needs fortran compiler, and looking at the report, I see that
> fortran compiler is installed, however the compiler name is gfortran42 (due
> to the gcc package is 4.2 I think). As the configure of the ported program
> does not look for gfortran42 explicitly (but looks for gfortran, g77,
> fortran, xlf and so) it fails when trying to compile the fortran code.
>   So two questions arise to my mind,
>     and which is the good way to solve this? Maybe should I look for
> gfortran42 (and change it for every compiler version), or should gcc package
> install a softlink from gfortran to gfortran42 --or the latest installed
> version--?
>     why this doesn't happen on i386/freebsd7?
> Regards,

I think adding a line to your Makefile like this might fix it:


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