I am attempting to install Geant4 on a windows machine using conda because I don’t have administrative rights to this computer to install
cmake any other way (it’s a work computer). I am getting an error I don’t understand. What is nmake? This is my first windows computer and I don’t know how to install Geant on it.
(base) C:\Users\aeglick\Documents\GEANT4.10.07\build>cmake -DCMAKE_CXX_COMPILER="C:/Users/aeglick/AppData/Local/Continuum/anaconda2/Library/mingw-w64/bin/gcc.exe" -DCMAKE_C_COMPILER="C:/Users/aeglick/AppData/Local/Continuum/anaconda2/Library/mingw-w64/bin/c++.exe" -DMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="%HOMEPATH%Users\aeglick\Documents\GEANT4.10.07\geant4-install" "%HOMEPATH%Users\aeglick\Documents\GEANT4.10.07\geant4-source\geant4"
-- Building for: NMake Makefiles
-- The C compiler identification is unknown
-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU 5.3.0
-- Check for working C compiler: C:/Users/aeglick/AppData/Local/Continuum/anaconda2/Library/mingw-w64/bin/c++.exe
CMake Error: Generator: execution of make failed. Make command was: nmake /nologo cmTC_c53df\fast &&
-- Check for working C compiler: C:/Users/aeglick/AppData/Local/Continuum/anaconda2/Library/mingw-w64/bin/c++.exe - broken
CMake Error at C:/Users/aeglick/AppData/Local/Continuum/anaconda2/Library/share/cmake-3.17/Modules/CMakeTestCCompiler.cmake:60 (message):
The C compiler
is not able to compile a simple test program.
It fails with the following output:
Change Dir: C:/Users/aeglick/Documents/GEANT4.10.07/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp
Run Build Command(s):nmake /nologo cmTC_c53df\fast && The system cannot find the file specified
Generator: execution of make failed. Make command was: nmake /nologo cmTC_c53df\fast &&
CMake will not be able to correctly generate this project
Call Stack (most recent call first):
-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "C:/Users/aeglick/Documents/GEANT4.10.07/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "C:/Users/aeglick/Documents/GEANT4.10.07/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
I found some minor solutions that have allowed CMake to get further along, but nothing has worked absolutely. I now have the following in my
# - Make overrides for default flags, so they appear in interfaces
However that inclusion of paths for
cc cause a new error:
-- Checking C++ feature CXXSTDLIB_FILESYSTEM_NATIVE - Failed
-- Checking C++ feature CXXSTDLIB_FILESYSTEM_STDCXXFS - Failed
-- Checking C++ feature CXXSTDLIB_FILESYSTEM_CXXFS - Failed
CMake Error at cmake/Modules/G4BuildSettings.cmake:249 (message):
No support for C++ filesystem found for compiler 'GNU', '5.3.0'
Call Stack (most recent call first):
How do I point to the
Conda/mingw on Windows isn’t a compiler/platform that we test or support, so I’m not sure I can provide much useful info, but here are some hints (and obviously further feedback, error reports are welcome):
- In the first post, it looks like you’re using Geant4 10.7, whereas in the last 11.0-beta. I’d strongly recommend sticking with 10.7.2 as 11.0-beta is a beta, and also requires C++17 features which the GCC seemingly supplied by Conda/mingw (v5.3.0) is not able to support.
NMake is part of Visual Studio so will likely not be present if you don’t have that installed.
- Conda/Anaconda and CMake should be able to install/use the Ninja build tool, with
cmake -GNinja ... to generate the build scripts,
ninja to build.
- As Geant4’s only tested on Windows with Visual Studio, it’s possible further CMake checks/GCC compilation may fail due to assumptions the build scripts make about this combination, but, see how it goes.
- There’s a stronger caveat still on Geant4Py as this, to my knowledge, has never been compiled/tested on Windows so it may well build but simply not run, or run but fail.
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