Help for a problematic port to replace biology/nab

M. L. Dodson mldodson at
Wed Jul 23 13:19:56 UTC 2008

M. L. Dodson wrote:
> 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 Nab has been superseded by AmberTools (also by the nab developers).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.
>> Bud Dodson
> I just discovered the port depends on a 64-bit.  Work around the
> patch rejection to get it to work on 32-bit, and I will fix it
> tomorrow.

The port (same location, same name) has been updated to handle both
64-bit and 32-bit systems.  Did a cleanup edit that was ill advised.
Thanks for the help.

Bud Dodson
M. L. Dodson
Email:	mldodson-at-comcast-net
Phone:	eight_three_two-five_63-386_one

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