Problem with creating yambo interfaces

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Problem with creating yambo interfaces

Postby dp5c14 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm


I'm trying to install yambo-4.2.4, but I have a problem with the creation of yambo interfaces, specifically after I type: make yambo interfaces, I obtain the following error:

checking for m4... no
configure: error: Cannot find m4 utility. Install m4 and try again.
Makefile:35: recipe for target 'configure-stamp' failed
make[1]: *** [configure-stamp] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/davide/yambo-4.2.4/lib/netcdf'
Makefile:141: recipe for target 'ext-libs' failed
make: *** [ext-libs] Error 2

(the Config.log file is attached)
thank you very much in advance!

Best regards,

Optoelectronics Research Centre,
University of Southampton, UK
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Re: Problem with creating yambo interfaces

Postby Daniele Varsano » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:31 am

Dear Davide,
it seems you do not have the m4 utility in your machine.
Have a look at these two threads and see if this solve your problem: ... 13331.html ... al-install

Dr. Daniele Varsano
S3-CNR Institute of Nanoscience and MaX Center, Italy
MaX - Materials design at the Exascale
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Re: Problem with creating yambo interfaces

Postby dp5c14 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Thank you very much!

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