[Spice_discussion] SPICE libraries for g77

Roberto Aguilar roberto.c.aguilar at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Nov 11 15:22:41 PST 2008

In case you don't know about it, there is a package management system  
for OS X called Fink that allows you to install pre-built packages  
pretty easily.  The Fink repository contains g95 for OS X PPC:


That may be the path of least resistance for getting a new compiler.


On Nov 11, 2008, at 3:01 PM, Turner, Scott wrote:

> Hi Bill,
> You might try using the freely available compiler: G95 (http://www.g95.org 
> ).
> I had a similar problem a few years ago when I migrated from Linux  
> to an x86
> based Macbook pro.  I found that this compiler built the PC-LINUX, g77
> distribution of the toolkit without many modifications to the source  
> or
> build scripts.  I have been using it everyday for a couple of years  
> now
> without any problems.
> Scott Turner
> Science Applications Group
> Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
> On 11/10/08 3:57 PM, "William Thompson"  
> <William.T.Thompson at nasa.gov> wrote:
>> I have a short Fortran program that I've been running under Mac OSX  
>> on the
>> older
>> PowerPC platform.  It uses the SPICE libraries spicelib.a and  
>> support.a.  I
>> now
>> want to port this to the new Intel Mac platform.  However, it  
>> appears that
>> these
>> libraries don't work with the g77 compiler, and require something  
>> called
>> "ifort"
>> which looks to be a commercial product.  Is it possible to  
>> recompile these
>> libraries for use with g77 or some other freeware Fortran compiler?
>> Bill Thompson
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