Cmake problem when couple ASPECT and FASTSCAPE


I try to couple ASPECT and FASTSCAPE with methods posted in this comments

However, a cmake problem is always raised

I have checked the cmake version: 3.16. I think it fits the install requirement of ASPECT.

How to fix this problem?

Thanks a lot !


@cgw0814 It complains about you referencing a directory ~/djneu/fastscapelib-fortran. Does this directory exist on your machine, or is this just the directory mentioned in the instructions?

Hi, @bangerth,
the ~/djneu/fastscapelib-fortran was from Derek’s repository by git clone as instruction.

I also test fastscapelib-fortran from main branch.

The result is the same as image shows.

BTW, my aspect version is pre-2.6


Grace Wu

@cgw0814 But the question still pertains. The error message says that a specific file cannot be read. Does it exist? What happens if you do

  ls -l ~/fastscapelib-fortran/build



Hi, @bangerth

I’m sorry!

The Makefile does exist!


Grace Wu

@cgw0814 I would like to help, but do not see how. cmake says that the file cannot be read, but you show that it exists. Is it in fact readable if you open it in an editor? I don’t know what else to suggest.

Hi~ @bangerth Thank you for help.

I can open the Makefile by an editor, I think it’s readable! And I try to copy the Makefile’s content in this post!

I’ m sorry because I’m a beginner @@"

But this content is very long as following, and in order that you want check the problem with other content in the build file, maybe it’s good to attatch all contents of build files of fastscape-fortran in this post. (366.7 KB)

thanks again




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@cgw0814 I think you have to ask a colleague or friend to look over your shoulder. If the file exists and is readable, as apparently it is, it would not make sense for cmake to report that it can’t be read. Yet, that’s what cmake says is the case. I’m at a loss how that can happen, but I also don’t know how to debug the issue remotely. I think the only way forward is if you find someone local at your institution who has some experience with Unix/Linux and who can help you figure out why you get this error :frowning:

I’m sorry I don’t have any better ideas :frowning:



I think you’re right! I will find someone at my institute to solve the problem

still thank you again :slightly_smiling_face: