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Re: [SLE] Can a native 64-bit CPU run 32-bit code ?
  • From: Jos van Kan <vankan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 11:33:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <444360D2.5080902@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Maura Edeweiss Monville wrote:
CERN provides a link to a LAPACK source code described at
It can be downloaded from
by clicking on "lapack.tgz"
I've been adviced to use the equivalent package meant for SuSE
downloadable from
But CERLIB expects the ".a" lapack library as specified at
whereas the rpm file for SuSE provides the ".so"

I don't understand your problem. The pbone package provides both the static (.a) as the dynamic libraries. (.so)

vankan@pavilion:~> ls /usr/lib/libblas*
/usr/lib/libblas.a /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

In fact they're only two files (.a and .so.3.0.0) and two symlinks.

These are NOT the lapack subroutines btw but only the blas (basic linear algebra subroutines). The lapack rpm for Suse can be found at

Jos van Kan registered Linux user #152704

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