Help for a problematic port to replace biology/nab

Martin Tournoij carpetsmoker at
Wed Jul 23 01:31:28 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 06:40:15PM -0500, M. L. Dodson wrote:
> I am the maintainer of biology/nab and asked that it be marked
> deprecated several months ago.  I just filed a PR to have it removed.
> Nab has been superseded by AmberTools (also by the nab developers).  I
> have the current version of AmberTools building with no problems from
> within a skeleton port.  The problem (and I do not see any solution)
> is that AmberTools assumes that it will be built in its final
> installed location.  This location is hardwired throughout the
> compiled code.  The build process fails spectacularly if you specify
> some other location, then move the built code and data.
> Is there some secret method to handle such ports for which I do not
> possess the magical decoder ring?  Any help would be appreciated.

What a very odd build system...

Could you attach the port, so I/we can have a look at this AmberTools (and
it's build system).

Martin Tournoij
carpetsmoker at

You will have long and healthy life.

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