Re: [AMBER] netcdf compilation error in Amber12 serial installation: Couldn't compile conftest.c

From: Jason Swails <>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 20:40:59 -0500

> On Dec 9, 2013, at 7:25 PM, Sajeewa Pemasinghe <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have already compiled amber12 in parallel using gnu. I tried compiling
> with pgi suite.
> After ./configure pgi
> It gives me the error
> Error: NetCDF configure returned 1
> NetCDF configure failed! Check the netcdf_config.log file
> In the netcdf_config.log file the error is given as
> checking if Fortran "real" is C "float"... configure: error: Could not
> compile conftest.c

It seems that the pgi compilers you are trying to use do not work.

> I searched the amber12 folder but couldn't find a conftest.c file.

It is in the NetCDF source directory.

> Could
> you please give me some suggestions to overcome this error?

Use the gnu compilers or try googling how to fix your pgi compilers?

Good luck,

Jason M. Swails
Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Researcher
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