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Windows 7 installing problem

Posted: 30 Sep 2016, 13:05
by Helen
I am trying to install Dalton 2016. Doing python setup build_gfortran (used Python 2.7) and fail. There is the following message with an error:

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:18 (project):
No CMAKE_Fortran_COMPILER could be found.
-- Building for: Visual Studio 12 2013
-- Changed cmake policy to version 3.0, except for policy CMP037
-- The Fortran compiler identification is unknown
-- The C compiler identification is MSVC 18.0.21005.1
-- The CXX compiler identification is MSVC 18.0.21005.1
-- Check for working C compiler: C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio12.0/VC/bin/cl.exe
-- Check for working C compiler: C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio12.0/VC/bin/cl.exe -- works
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
-- Check for working CXX compiler: C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0/VC/bin/cl.exe
-- Check for working CXX compiler: C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0/VC/bin/cl.exe -- works
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
-- Detecting CXX compile features
-- Detecting CXX compile features - done
-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "C:/Python27/build_gfortran/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "C:/Python27/build_gfortran/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".

I attached my CMakeError.log and CMakeOutput.log files.

Please, if anyone knows how to solve this problem and install Dalton, please, let me know.
Thank you!

Re: Windows 7 installing problem

Posted: 30 Sep 2016, 15:14
by taylor
To the best of my knowledge there is no Dalton build for Windows. If you run Cygwin (which you don't appear to be using?) you may be in with a chance. I rather thought we made this clear in the website/documentation? You need a Linux system, which you may be able to run in a virtual machine under Windows using e.g. VMWare or KVM, although I would not be enthused about the likely performance, or a more traditional UNIX system, or Mac OSX. I am almost certain there is no native build for Windows (any version).

Note that one can buy a Raspberry Pi for $35 (or equivalent) and build Dalton for it and it will run quite happily, although the performance will only be about 20-25% of the speed of an Intel or AMD x86 box. And with the Pi you get Mathematica, free! That's $300 worth of free software up front!

Best regards
Pete