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I need to have a C compiler with openmp support. I installed gcc49 via Homebrew but still the configure script of the library I like to install (nfft) complains: You don't seem to have a C compiler with OpenMP support installed which is required for threaded NFFT. I have the Command Line Tools installed (as this is requested by installing Homebrew). gcc -v delivers Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1 Apple LLVM version 5.0 (clang-500.2.79) (based on LLVM 3.3svn) Target: x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.0 Thread model: posix. So it points to the version in Xcode and seems not to support openmp. On the other hand, gcc49 should support openmp. How do I now get this to work?

  • What is your PATH and also in a normal configure script you can set the compilers' path in an environment variable – mmmmmm Feb 13 '14 at 12:05
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You called the Xcode gcc which is gcc 4.2 iirc. To use your Homebrew gcc just run gcc-49 and to compile with OpenMP support append -fopenmp.

Example with g++ for C++11:

g++-4.9 -fopenmp -std=c++11 omp_code.cpp -o omp_executable

This should give you insight about gcc and show that it's just a symlink to Xcode's llvm.

ls -la /usr/bin | grep gcc

You could just change the symlink to your new gcc-49, but you should be careful, as this might break other things for you.

If gcc-49 isn't available for you, you still have to add Homebrew to PATH.

PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin
export PATH

To permanently add this to your PATH, add these lines to your ~/.bashrc . If you use a different shell, you need to find the right file for it (~/.zshrc for zsh i.e.)

Invoke 'brew doctor' to see if Homebrew is set up correctly.

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