[ADMB Users] issue with the Windows (32-bit) for Borland 5.5.1 download

Katie Drew kdrew at rsmas.miami.edu
Thu Feb 12 12:11:01 PST 2009


Yesterday (Feb. 11th, 2009), I downloaded and installed the ADMB zip for
Windows (32-bit) w/ Borland 5.5.1 compiler. I followed the instructions
(http://admb-project.org/documentation/admb-installation-borland) and was
able to get the "make" examples verification to run, but when I tried to
run an example by hand, using the command "makeadm simple" (as instructed
by the manual), execution failed when the compiler couldn't find the
library orl32.lib.

I was able to trace this back to differences in the .bat files. The ADMB
bin folder contains both a makadmb.bat file (which the Makefile calls) and
a makeadm.bat (which the manual says to use).

tpl2cpp %1
call mybcc %1
call lnkadmb %1

tpl2cpp %1
bcc32 -O2 -5 -H -DDOS386;OPT_LIB -I. -f %1.cpp admod32.lib orl32.lib

I don't know if this is a bug or a feature, but it might save other people
some time if the .bat files were named consistently, or if this was noted
in the instructions.

Thank you,
Katie Drew

Katherine A. Drew
Ph.D. Candidate
Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
Marine Biology and Fisheries
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Miami, FL 33149

phone:  (305) 421-4924
fax:    (305) 421-4221
e-mail: kdrew at rsmas.miami.edu

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