[Coin-ipopt] Ipopt on intel mac

Bruce Shapiro bshapiro at caltech.edu
Tue Dec 19 12:05:01 EST 2006

Hi Peter,

I've tried to follow your instructions but I've still run into a few  

(1) In step 2 where you say "move lapack/make.inc.example to lapack/ 
make.inc.example" do you really mean "move lapack/make.inc.example to  

(2) I could not do the make on liblapack.a until I first compiled  
everything in /LAPACK/INSTALL folder first

(3) In step 3 "building the IPOPT libraries" you compile the C and C+ 
+ libraries. Which ones? Which folders? I see six folders in the  
IPOPT/SRC: algorithm, apps, common, interfaces, linalg. Did you  
compile all of these separately? and you only created one library,  
but I am not sure how or where to do this since it needs to combine  
files from the different folders? Or did you copy all the .cpp files  
into a single folder first? And I am confused about the "ipopt- 
include-dir" - where is this? It looks to be like all the .h and .hpp  
files are in the same folder as the .cpp files, which are divided  
among the 6 folders (and their sub-folders) I've listed.

So I am stuck on step 3. I think I am ready to build the IPOPT files  
but I am a bit confused.



On Dec 14, 2006, at 7:35 PM, Peter Carbonetto wrote:

>> I am trying to install ipopt on an intel mac with tcsh running OSX  
>> 10.4.8.
> I managed to install IPOPT successfully on my Apple computer. It  
> took me quite a while to figure out how to do it properly. I got  
> errors when I ran the configure script, so I had to bypass the  
> default installation altogether. The main difficulty is due to the  
> fact that the GNU Fortran compiler is not installed by default on  
> Mac OS X, and after I installed it, it didn't behave as expected by  
> the configure script.
> I've detailed my steps at: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~pcarbo/ipopt-macosx
> Andreas, perhaps this webpage will help guide you in making the  
> configure script compatible for Mac OS X?
> (I'm running Mac OS X 19.3.9 on a PowerPC G4. Nonetheless, my  
> instructions should for the most part pertain to your situation,  
> Bruce.)
> Peter Carbonetto
> PhD Candidate
> Dept. of Computer Science
> University of British Columbia

Bruce E Shapiro, PhD
Biological Network Modeling Center
The Beckman Institute at Caltech
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