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HDF5 download #289

rrwick opened this Issue Sep 19, 2016 · 3 comments


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rrwick commented Sep 19, 2016

When using pitchfork to install BLASR, I ran into an error with HDF5. I think the problem is that pitchfork was looking here for the download:

But that link is dead (at least when I'm writing this). This one worked instead:

Perhaps HDF5 changed their website structure? I got around the issue by just downloading the file myself into the location where pitchfork wanted it, but perhaps ports/thirdparty/hdf5/Makefile needs to be updated with the new URL.


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mhsieh commented Sep 19, 2016

Thanks Ryan, I will close this after the automated build verifying the hotfix.


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mhsieh commented Sep 20, 2016


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kubu4 commented Oct 30, 2017

It looks like they've reverted to the previous URL structure. Just tried installing legacy_blasr and got the following error message when running make blasr:

make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/shared/pitchfork/ports/thirdparty/zlib'
make -C ports/thirdparty/hdf5 do-install
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/shared/pitchfork/ports/thirdparty/hdf5'
/home/shared/pitchfork/bin/pitchfork fetch --url
tar zxf hdf5-1.8.16.tar.gz -C /home/shared/pitchfork/workspace

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Makefile:23: recipe for target '/home/shared/pitchfork/workspace/hdf5-1.8.16' failed
make[1]: *** [/home/shared/pitchfork/workspace/hdf5-1.8.16] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/shared/pitchfork/ports/thirdparty/hdf5'
Makefile:211: recipe for target 'hdf5' failed
make: *** [hdf5] Error 2

The current working link is:

And big thanks to @rrwick for the tip on fixing this! I downloaded the file and put it in the following location:


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