Re: [AMBER] Some short Catalina experience

From: Scott Brozell <>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:02:02 +0000


Computer support departments at major institutions are still
sending emails indicating:
"Do not upgrade to 10.15".

It is my experience that quickly upgrading macOS is not wise
even in the absence of the something like the above.


On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 01:49:13PM -0400, David A Case wrote:
> For what it's worth:
> I tried to follow as closely as possible the simple instructions at
> using Catalina:
> reinstalled xquartz
> installed Xcode version 11.1
> installed the Mojave version of gfortran
> set my MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET variable to '10.15'
> installed a fresh miniconda version as configure suggested
> ./configure -macAccelerate clang
> source
> make install
> make test
> No compilation problems, no missing include files, etc. I did have to
> tell OSX to allow the gfortran libraries to be used (even though they
> came from an "unknown" developer.)
> Tests (so far only with the serial version) gave some funny errors
> for some cpptraj tests (especially with DSSP), but no other errors.
> Python-related stuff seemed to work fine.
> The cpptraj errors certainly need to be looked into, and are odd, given
> that nobody else has been reporting these sorts of error. On the other
> hand, I'm not seeing the difficulties others have reported.
> ...more later, including efforts to use the MacPorts compilers.

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