[DFTB-Plus-User] Cannot Compile dftb-plus!

Ben Hourahine benjamin.hourahine at strath.ac.uk
Mon Dec 21 10:15:15 CET 2009

You've successfully compiled dftb+, the binary is in
and you can copy it from there. I'd suggest trying

make test


The reason for the error is that your install path is probably
set to be the same place that the code is compiled. You can manually
copy the program or set the variable


in Makefile.user

Duo SONG wrote:
> Dear dftb-plus users,
> Hello! I have a question for you. Compiling dftb-plus, after typing 
> "make install" in prg_dftb, a error message shew as:
> cp -p dftb+ .
> cp: `dftb+' and `./dftb+' are the same file
> make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory 
> `/para3/dsong/src/prg_dftb/_obj_i686-linux-ifort'
> make: *** [_obj_i686-linux-ifort] Error 2
> and no binary is copied in prg_dftb. Can you tell me why? Thank you 
> very much! Have a nice day!
> Best wishes,
> Duo Song
> -- 
> SONG Duo
> Undergraduate Student
> Department of Materials Science and Engineering
> University of Science and Technology of China

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