Install Yambo on Ubuntu/LinuxMint

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Here we can find the instruction to install Yambo 5.0.1 on a standard machine with a Ubuntu/LinuxMint distribution.

We suppose you have root permission on your machine to install all the required packages.

Run apt-get to update the package list

apt-get -yqq update 

Install compilers, python, mkl, and all necessary libraries to compile Yambo:

apt-get install build-essential ca-certificates curl file \
       make gcc g++ gfortran git gnupg2 iproute2 \
       unzip m4 wget git zlib1g-dev ssh \
       libmkl-avx libmkl-avx2 libmkl-avx512 libmkl-core libmkl-def \
       libmkl-dev libmkl-gf-ilp64 libmkl-gf-lp64 libmkl-gnu-thread

download lastest Yambo release, in this case the 5.0.1:

wget -O yambo-5.0.1.tar.gz 

decompress the file

tar zxfv yambo-5.0.1.tar.gz && cd yambo-5.0.1 

configure Yambo

./configure --disable-mpi --enable-open-mp --enable-msgs-comps --enable-time-profile --enable-memory-profile --enable-slepc-linalg \
 --with-blas-libs="-L${MKLROOT}/lib/intel64 -Wl,--no-as-needed -lmkl_gf_lp64 -lmkl_gnu_thread -lmkl_core -lgomp -lpthread -lm -ldl" \
 --with-lapack-libs="-L${MKLROOT}/lib/intel64 -Wl,--no-as-needed -lmkl_gf_lp64 -lmkl_gnu_thread -lmkl_core -lgomp -lpthread -lm -ldl" 

compile the code (where -j4 means that the code is compiled in parallel on 4 cores):

 make -j4 yambo
 make -j4 interfaces
 make -j4 ypp 

The compilation was successful if there are the yambo executables in the bin/ directory.

From now the instructions are optional but suggested! You may need sudo privileges to install Yambo in a system directory, otherwise install it in your home space.

Create a folder to install code and libraries:

mkdir -p /usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/lib 

copy code and libraries in Yambo folder:

cp -r bin /usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/ 
cp -r lib/external/*/*/lib/*.* /usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/lib/ 
cp -r lib/external/*/*/v4/serial/lib/*.* /usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/lib/ 

you can remove the tar.gz file and the Yambo folder (optional):

 cp ..
 rm -rf yambo-5.0.1 yambo-5.0.1.tar.gz

set the path to the Yambo bin folder, for tcsh/csh:

setenv PATH=/usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/bin:$PATH 
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

or in bash:

export PATH=/usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/bin:$PATH 
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

you are ready to use Yambo!!!!

Optional for developers

you can copy also the include files:

mkdir -p /usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/include
cp -r lib/external/*/*/include/*.* /usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/include/ 
cp -r lib/external/*/*/v4/serial/include/*.* /usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/include/  

and can add to the configure the following lines:

export YAMBO_LIBS=/usr/local/yambo-5.0.1/

and use the following options in the configure:

--with-iotk-path="${YAMBO_LIBS}"  --with-libxc-path="${YAMBO_LIBS}" --with-hdf5-path="${YAMBO_LIBS}" --with-netcdf-path="${YAMBO_LIBS}" --with-netcdff-path="${YAMBO_LIBS}" \
--with-petsc-path="${YAMBO_LIBS}" --with-slepc-path="${YAMBO_LIBS}"

so the next time you recompile yambo from scrach it will not recompile the libraries.