Package Details: mpich 3.2-1

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Package Base: mpich
Description: An improved implementation of the Message Passing Interface.
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Licenses: custom
Replaces: mpich2
Submitter: jedbrown
Maintainer: jedbrown
Last Packager: jedbrown
Votes: 78
Popularity: 0.218985
First Submitted: 2012-12-31 21:25
Last Updated: 2015-11-22 05:00

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ArchangeGabriel commented on 2018-02-08 14:23

I agree, though there have been huge progresses with the release of OpenMPI 3.0.

That being said I intend to provide both, but there is a lot of work toward that result. The easiest thing I could do currently is having both stacks (MPI + HDF, NetCDF, etc.) available but mutually exclusive. Would that suit everyone here?

We could still keep this package with a different name, like mpich-opt, for co-installability.

mizuchi commented on 2018-02-08 12:45

MPICH should be the default MPI provider in Arch, I guess. Many scientific applications poorly run with OpenMPI unlike MPICH.

jedbrown commented on 2016-05-02 18:13

@melkir The package provides /etc/profile.d/ to set the path. This is automatically executed by /etc/profile. I strongly discourage linking into /usr because it conflicts with openmpi and because it is not managed by the package manager. It sounds like you're executing your IDE in an environment that misses /etc/profile.

melkir commented on 2016-05-02 16:11

If you need to use mpich in your IDE you need to execute the following lines :
ln -sf /opt/mpich/lib/*.so /usr/lib/
ln -sf /opt/mpich/include/* /usr/include/
ln -sf /opt/mpich/bin/* /usr/local/bin/

If you prefer you can add to your path /opt/mpich/bin instead of linking /opt/mpich/bin to /usr/local/bin.

I don't know if there is a better way to do that but maybe something like that should be included in the installation process !

jedbrown commented on 2015-11-02 18:59

@jadelord is currently suffering NFS problems. The latest stable version has not been reverted.

jadelord commented on 2015-11-01 22:26

It seems v3.1.4 has been removed. Gives a curl 404 error

The latest stable release is v3.0:

Here is a working PKGBUILD:

eleftg commented on 2015-03-19 14:15

An up-to-date (v3.1.4) PKGBUILD is available at

bluerider commented on 2015-02-16 16:33

Updated to upstream 3.1.3; sorry for the long delay.

VonBirdie commented on 2014-03-02 21:25

I had problems with getting cmake to recognize the mpich package but this package seems to work with cmake (probably the fixed paths that does it that is mentioned earlier).

bluerider commented on 2013-10-30 22:43

@ramwoolf: I have finally replicated your error; I'm looking into it now.

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