RE: AMBER: Problems with 'make'

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 13:55:25 -0700

Dear Robert,
Just to check are you in $AMBERHOME/src when you are typing make or just in
In the later case you will see "make: *** No rule to make target `serial'.
Stop." because there is no makefile in the amber9 root directory. The
makefile is under the src directory so you need to do:
cd $AMBERHOME/src/
make clean
make serial
See if that works, if not and you are definately in the src directory please
check that you have a file called "Makefile" present in that directory.
Good luck...

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From: [] On Behalf Of
Hopkins, Robert
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 12:08
Subject: AMBER: Problems with 'make'

Amber Users:


I'm new to Amber and relatively new to UNIX/Linux. Nonetheless, I'm trying
to install Amber9 on a laptop running Windows XP. I've successfully
installed the Cygwin environment as well as g95. After unpacking the Amber
files, setting the environment variables & path, applying all of the Bug
fixes and running the configuration script, all successfully, I hit a brick
wall trying to 'make serial'. Although a 'make' utility was supplied with
the old g77, there was none with g95, so I installed the 'make' utility for
Cygwin. However, this version neither recognizes 'make serial' nor 'make
clean' - a similar error is reported in each case:


make: *** No rule to make target 'serial'. Stop.


Although I've searched the mail archives at both the Scripps and UK Amber
sites, I haven't found an answer to this problem. It may be that I'm
overlooking something, but it appears that many others have had some type of
problem with the 'make' command. I would greatly appreciate any help or
suggestions in regard to this impasse.



Bob Hopkins


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