Package Details: meep 1.4.3-2

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Package Base: meep
Description: A free finite-difference time-domain simulation software package
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: haawda
Last Packager: haawda
Votes: 11
Popularity: 0.032989
First Submitted: 2007-01-12 12:09
Last Updated: 2018-03-17 12:06

Latest Comments

haawda commented on 2018-03-17 12:08

Try replacing harminv with harminv-git.

UsernameUsername commented on 2018-03-16 15:46

Hi, i have problems compiling this:

Any idea what is wrong?


Relkein commented on 2018-01-31 19:28

lmello, try rebuilding and installing libctl, adding CFLAGS='fPIC' option to the configure step in build() in the PKGBUILD

./ ./configure --prefix=/usr LIBS="-lm" CFLAGS='-fPIC' make

this fixed this error for me.

haawda commented on 2018-01-21 13:33

Try with the newest PKGBUILD.

lmello commented on 2018-01-20 22:02

Build error:

make[3]: Entering directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-lmello/aur-meep/src/meep-1.4.0/python' CXXLD /usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/7.2.1/../../../../lib/libctlgeom.a(libctlgeom_la-geom.o): relocation R_X86_64_PC32 against symbol `geometry_lattice' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Bad value collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make[3]: [Makefile:674:] Error 1 make[3]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-lmello/aur-meep/src/meep-1.4.0/python' make[2]: [Makefile:604: all] Error 2 make[2]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-lmello/aur-meep/src/meep-1.4.0/python' make[1]: [Makefile:506: all-recursive] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-lmello/aur-meep/src/meep-1.4.0' make: [Makefile:415: all] Error 2

heitzmann commented on 2016-12-02 19:30

There seems to be a compatibility issue between the latest guile and meep:

Downgrading guile to 2.11 does solve the issue for the time being.

heitzmann commented on 2016-10-29 10:23

It is working for me with hdf5-cpp-fortran and running meep-mpi.
Also, I usually make sure meep is re-compiled after any changes in its dependencies.

This issue seems to be related to the parallel version of hdf5:

edmonde commented on 2016-10-29 02:01

Is this package still working correctly for anyone? I successfully compiled this with all the most up-to-date dependencies without changing any flags but then received this error when running (meep bend-flux.ctl)

HDF5-DIAG: Error detected in HDF5 (1.10.0-patch1) thread 0:
#000: H5F.c line 579 in H5Fopen(): unable to open file
major: File accessibilty
minor: Unable to open file
meep: error on line 254 of h5file.cpp: error opening HDF5 input file

McNoggins commented on 2016-01-18 20:59

heitzmann, thanks for the reply. Indeed, adding "--enable-shared" to CXXFLAGS while building mpb fixes the problem. I will update the mpb PKGBUILD shortly.

heitzmann commented on 2016-01-18 20:30

McNoggins, it seems the problem might be because meep is compiling with support for mpb on your machine (I suspect you have mpb installed).
In that case, try recompiling mpb with the -fPIC option as indicated in the error report.
Does that work?

McNoggins commented on 2016-01-18 14:57

Should be possible to compile by removing the "--enable-shared" compilation flag.

McNoggins commented on 2016-01-08 14:22

I get build errors

/usr/bin/ld: /lib/../lib/libmpb.a(libmatrices_la-eigensolver.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `.rodata.str1.8' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
/lib/../lib/libmpb.a: error adding symbols: Bad value
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:482: recipe for target '' failed
make[3]: *** [] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-denis/aur-meep/src/meep-1.3/src'
Makefile:411: recipe for target 'all' failed
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-denis/aur-meep/src/meep-1.3/src'
Makefile:481: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-denis/aur-meep/src/meep-1.3'
Makefile:389: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2

heitzmann commented on 2015-08-14 19:39

Sure, no problem!

haawda commented on 2015-08-14 17:43

heitzmann, I just saw that you both maintain libctl and python2-meep, so maybe you would be a better maintained for the "sitting-in-between" meep package.

haawda commented on 2015-08-14 17:39

seems correct, fixed.

heitzmann commented on 2015-08-13 13:49

Meep doesn't need the guile1.8 dependency, which is automatically installed by libctl.
Also, doesn't meep work with guile 2 already?

haawda commented on 2014-08-30 11:03

No, AFAIK not. The two projects come from the same university.

anstmich commented on 2014-08-29 23:18

Is there something that must be added to the pkgbuild in order to add MPB support to meep? I have installed MPB (via aur) and have tried recompiling meep, however it fails to recognize that MPB is supported.

McNoggins commented on 2014-04-03 12:57

There has been a new release yesterday!

ertua commented on 2014-02-19 18:47

Actually, take the "If" I mentioned literally.
So as long as you can't take advantage of serious multi-processor hardware, you won't lose anything by omitting --with-mpi

ertua commented on 2014-01-31 23:32

If you want MPI parallelisation, add --with-mpi to ./configure


haawda commented on 2014-01-17 05:59

Done, thanks.

mabl commented on 2014-01-16 20:35

Could you add the --enable-shared option? Then python-meep can be compiled against it as well.

venvan commented on 2013-11-16 06:54

Solved by adding 'staticlibs' options when building libctl and harminv.

haawda commented on 2013-11-03 18:47

Cannot reproduce, works for me.

venvan commented on 2013-11-03 02:02

build fail with

checking for harminv >= 1.1... yes
checking HARMINV_CFLAGS...
checking HARMINV_LIBS... -L/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/4.8.2 -L/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/4.8.2/../../../../lib -L/lib/../lib -L/usr/lib/../lib -L/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/4.8.2/../../.. -lharminv -llapack -lblas -lm -lgfortran -lm -lgcc_s -lquadmath
checking mpb.h usability... no
checking mpb.h presence... no
checking for mpb.h... no
checking for cblas_cgemm... no
checking for cblas_cgemm in -lgslcblas... no
checking for gsl_sf_bessel_Jn in -lgsl... no
configure: WARNING: Missing GNU GSL library...Bessel-function field initialization will not be supported.
checking for deflate in -lz... no
configure: WARNING: zlib is required for HDF5!
checking for H5Pcreate in -lhdf5... no
configure: WARNING: Couldn't find the HDF5 library!! Switching to --without-hdf5.
checking for guile-config... guile-config
checking if linking to guile works... no
configure: error: guile-config is broken
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build meep.
==> Restart building meep ? [y/N]
==> -----------------------------

haawda commented on 2012-10-11 18:07


erdk commented on 2012-10-11 17:37

Hi, there's new version available: 1.2 md5sum: 80361e2a63419797f4edc8ebd30a4df0

haawda commented on 2010-10-24 17:44