Bug 748221 - ParaView built against OpenMPI (paraview-openmpi-3.8.1-1.el6.2.x86_64) does not work
Summary: ParaView built against OpenMPI (paraview-openmpi-3.8.1-1.el6.2.x86_64) does n...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: paraview
Version: el6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Orion Poplawski
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://paraview.org/Bug/view.php?id=1...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-10-23 08:58 UTC by Jonathon Anderson
Modified: 2011-11-19 19:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: paraview-3.8.1-2.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-11-19 19:57:57 UTC
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Description Jonathon Anderson 2011-10-23 08:58:37 UTC
Description of problem:

The EPEL-provided version of ParaView built against OpenMPI doesn't appear to work as intended.  I can manually run `/usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/paraview/pvserver`, but any way that I try to run `/usr/lib64/openmpi/bin/pvserver_openmpi` leads to an error message referring to an invalid relative path.

    $ /usr/lib64/openmpi/bin/pvserver_openmpi 
    Error converting runtime path entry "/usr/lib64/openmpi/bin/../lib64/openmpi/lib/paraview" to real path: No such file or directory

If I create a a symlink at `/usr/lib64/openmpi/lib64` that points at `/usr/lib64`, it works.  (Though I hope it doesn't have to be said, this is a bad solution.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install openmpi paraview-openmpi
2. module load openmpi-x86_64
3. /usr/lib64/openmpi/bin/pvserver_openmpi
Actual results:

    Error converting runtime path entry "/usr/lib64/openmpi/bin/../lib64/openmpi/lib/paraview" to real path: No such file or directory

Expected results:

    Listen on port: 11111
    Waiting for client...

Additional info:

I know (at least, I expect) that this is meant to be run with mpiexec; the error occurs no matter how the binary is invoked.  If, however, I run `$(which mpiexec) /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/paraview/pvserver`, the server starts as expected.

Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2011-10-24 16:00:11 UTC
Yeah, that's pretty messed up.  Looking into it.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-10-31 21:23:57 UTC
paraview-3.8.1-2.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.

Comment 3 Orion Poplawski 2011-10-31 21:25:37 UTC
module load openmpi-x86_64
mpirin -np 4 paraview_openmpi

should do the trick.  Change 4 to however many processor you want to use.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-11-02 00:08:58 UTC
Package paraview-3.8.1-2.el6:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing paraview-3.8.1-2.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-11-19 19:57:57 UTC
paraview-3.8.1-2.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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