Compiling ViennaRNA on Mac OS X

Recently, I upgraded my local ViennaRNA package installation from v2.0.7 to v2.1.3 on my Mac. Following Quickstart in the INSTALL file, I ran ./configure successfully, but make aborted with error messages. Since I previously had a working copy of the software, it must be configuration issues when I compiled this new version. After a few iterations of checking the error message and reading through the INSTALL file, I came up with the following settings:

./configure --disable-openmp --without-perl
sudo make install

Apart from some warning messages, the above make command ran successfully.

This post serves mainly as a note for my own reference. Hopefully, the information may prove useful to others who try to install the versatile ViennaRNA package on a Mac OS X machine.





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