RE: AMBER: Amber8 Parallel installation troubles

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 11:20:22 -0800

Dear Joseph,

> >huey# make parallel
> >grep: illegal option -- q
> >Usage: grep -hblcnsviw pattern file . . .
> >Error: config.h is of type serial, not parallel !
> > Rerun ./configure and specify an MPI implementation.
> >*** Error code 2
> >make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `configured_parallel'

This is a problem with the grep command on your machine. Grep is reporting
that it does not support the -q option. This is very strange since I believe
-q is a standard (POSIX?) option for grep. It means run it in quiet mode.
What are the specs of your machine, operating system, version of grep etc.
Also check you don't have grep aliased to something else.

You can also modify $AMBERHOME/src/Makefile and remove the -q option from
grep on lines 61 and 69.

All the best

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