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John Nash nash at nrcbsa.bio.nrc.ca
Thu Jan 27 11:45:29 EST 1994


In article <1994Jan27.134516.1 at molbiol.ox.ac.uk>,
 <rhubner at molbiol.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>Hi there,
> re:PRIMER email contact I would like to add that I forwarded a bug report to
>them and never heard again from them (this bug appeared in the VMS versions
>running at Oxford and Freiburg - hi, again Christoph, but not in a Unix flavor 
>at the Unniversity of Manitoba...) but bench work is surely more important and 
>I left the story as is...
>Greetings, Roland
> 

What was the bug?  In the dim, dark VAX days of my past, I recall that
the program gave wierd floating point responses if a certain VAX CC
switch wasn't set when compiling the program.  If that was your
problem, here is the relevant post dug up from the bionet archives:


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In article <1992May15.170341.201612 at uctvax.uct.ac.za>,
jds at uctvax.uct.ac.za writes:
>Dear molbionetters,
>
>Has anyone had success compiling Primer 0.5 (Whitehead institute) under
>VMS V5.4?  I have FTP'd the files 2 times and even got a friend to send
>the files on disk.  Here is what I have done and the results obtained:
>
>I have used the makefile.com provided with Primer as well as creating my
>own.  The makefile I create is below:
>
>                    $ set def uct7:[gcg.primer]
>                    $ cc/list PRIMER
>                    $ cc/list TEXT
>                    $ link/Exec=primer primer,text
>[remainder deleted]

Joe, and others..


I have the following LINK LIBRARIES defined in my login.com file:

$! The following commands define my C programming link libraries:
$ DEFINE LNK$LIBRARY SYS$LIBRARY:VAXCCURSE
$ DEFINE LNK$LIBRARY_1 SYS$LIBRARY:VAXCRTLG !<-- (this is important -JHN)
$ DEFINE LNK$LIBRARY_2 SYS$LIBRARY:VAXCRTL

In Primer's MAKEVAX.COM file, change the following:

$compile:
$  cc'opt' PRIMER
$  cc'opt' TEXT
$!   ----------

to:

$compile:
$  cc'opt' /G_FLOAT PRIMER
$  cc'opt' /G_FLOAT TEXT
$!   ----------

Then execute the MAKEVAX.COM file, and everything should work out wrt
the floating points (well it just did with me).

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-- 
John Nash                           (nash at nrcbsa.bio.nrc.ca)
Institute for Biological Sciences,  National Research Council of Canada,
                 Yet another Aussie-in-exile ;-)
      *** Disclaimer:  All opinions are mine, not NRC's! ***



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