Error 'TM support requested but not found'

I’m trying to configure OMPI (v4.0.3rc3 or 4.0.2) with PBS support. The command line is:
./configure --prefix=/opt/openmpi --with-tm=/opt/pbs
but I keep getting the error:>

--- MCA component ess:tm (m4 configuration macro)
checking for MCA component ess:tm compile mode... dso
checking --with-tm value... sanity check ok (/opt/pbs)
checking for pbs-config... not found
checking tm.h usability... yes
checking tm.h presence... yes
checking for tm.h... yes
looking for library in lib
checking for library containing tm_init... no
looking for library in lib64
checking for library containing tm_init... no
looking for library in lib
checking for library containing tm_init... no
looking for library in lib64
checking for library containing tm_init... no
looking for library in lib
checking for library containing tm_init... no
looking for library in lib64
checking for library containing tm_init... no
configure: error: TM support requested but not found.  Aborting

The error is similar to the one described at Compile OpenMPI with PBSpro 14.1.10. This is happening on Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS8 boxes. I tried the combination export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/pbs/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH & export LDFLAGS="-L/opt/pbs/lib -lpbs -lpthread -lcrypto" that results in the compiler not being found. The elimination of the flag -lpbs results in the above error. The weird thing is that I was able to complete the OMPI installation 3 months ago without any issue on CentOS7.7. In addition to upgraded kernels, a noticeable difference is the libcrypto release (1.1.1c vs. 1.0.2k)
Any comments on what I might be missing or why this is happening would be welcomed. Thanks.

I wrote these instructions about a year ago. Aside from the URLs (that were accurate at the time) it should still work. HTH


This tutorial will accomplish three things:

  1. Build PBS Professional (OSS release 19.1.1 beta 1 for this example)
  2. Build OpenMPI with support for PBS Professional task manager interface
  3. Build and run some sample MPI applications

OpenMPI will be installed under /opt/openmpi
PBS Pro will be installed under /opt/pbs
PTL will be installed inder /opt/ptl


  • Two VMs with two virtual CPUs each (pbs-server and mom-2 for this example)
  • Root access on both VMs (needed for installing PBS Pro and OpenMPI)
  • /opt does not squash UID for SUID binaries
  • VMs configured to communicate with each other
  • Same OS on both VMs (to prevent building everything twice)
  • Intenet access to download source code
  • Build dependencies for PBS Pro and OpenMPI are installed on primary VM
  • Installation dependencies for PBS Pro and OpenMPI are installed on both VMs


Any existing PBS Pro or OpenMPI packages should be uninstalled.
rpm -qa | grep pbs rpm -qa | grep openmpi

Use yum, zypper, apt-get, etc. to uninstall these packages. Check the
contents of /opt to ensure the pbs and openmpi directories are not present.
Also remove /etc/pbs.conf and the PBS_HOME (/var/spool/pbs) direcory.

PBS Pro and OpenMPI distribution packages will be built under ~/work on the
primary VM. The RPMs will be built in the standard rpmbuild location. Note
that these directories may already exist.
mkdir ~/work mkdir ~/rpmbuild ~/rpmbuild/BUILD ~/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT ~/rpmbuild/RPMS \
~/rpmbuild/SOURCES ~/rpmbuild/SPECS ~/rpmbuild/SRPMS

Build PBS Professional

cd ~/work curl -so - | \
gzip -cd | tar -xf -
cd pbspro-19.1.1beta1 ./
[output omitted]
./configure PBS_VERSION='19.1.0' --prefix=/opt/pbs [output omitted] make dist
[output omitted]
cp pbspro-19.1.0.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES cp pbspro.spec ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS rpmbuild -ba --with ptl pbspro.spec

Install PBS Professional

This example is run on CentOS using yum. Adjust accordingly for the OS.
cd ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64 sudo yum install pbspro-server-19.1.0-0.x86_64.rpm
[output omitted]

Optionally, install PTL:
$ sudo yum install pbspro-ptl-19.1.0-0.x86_64.rpm

  • Set PBS_START_MOM=1 on the primary VM
  • Start PBS Pro on the primary VM
  • Copy the pbspro-execution RPM to the secondary VM and install it
  • Start PBS Pro on the secondary VM
  • Use qmgr to add the secondary VM to the complex
  • Confirm that the secodary VM is

Build OpenPMI

The current release as of January 4, 2019 is OpenMPI 4.0.0
cd ~/work curl -sO
$ tar -xOf openmpi-4.0.0.tar.gz */contrib/dist/linux/openmpi.spec | \
sed ‘s/$VERSION/4.0.0/’ | sed 's/EXTENSION/gz/' >openmpi.spec cp openmpi.spec ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
cp openmpi-4.0.0.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
$ rpmbuild -D ‘configure_options --without-slurm --with-tm=/opt/pbs’ \
-D ‘install_in_opt 1’ -ba openmpi.spec

Install OpenMPI

This example is run on CentOS using yum. Adjust accordingly for the OS.
cd ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64 sudo yum install openmpi-4.0.0-*.rpm
[output omitted]

Add profile scripts for OpenMPI:
cd ~/work cat <<‘EOF’ >
PATH={PATH}:/opt/openmpi/4.0.0/bin MANPATH={MANPATH}:/opt/openmpi/4.0.0/man
sudo cp /etc/profile.d/ cat <<‘EOF’ >openmpi.csh
setenv PATH {PATH}:/opt/openmpi/4.0.0/bin setenv MANPATH {MANPATH}:/opt/openmpi/4.0.0/man
$ sudo cp openmpi.csh /etc/profile.d/openmpi.csh

Copy the RPM to the secondary VM and install it there as well.
Copy the /etc/profile.d/openmpi.* scripts to the secondary VM.


Before you proceed, log out and log back in. This will cause your login shell
to process the new files in /etc/profile.d and setup your PATH and MANPATH
correctly. Once you have logged back in, ensure your PATH and MANPATH contain
references to the appropriate directories. This may include PTL if it was

As an alternative, you may source the files directly from your login shell
without logging out.


Compile and Run a Job with OpenMPI

cd ~/work cat <<‘EOF’ >>hello_mpi.c
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <limits.h>
#include <mpi.h>
int main(int argc, char* argv[])
int rank, size;
char hostname[HOST_NAME_MAX];
void *appnum;
void *univ_size;
char *appstr, *unistr;
int flag;
char *envar;
MPI_Init(&argc, &argv);
MPI_Comm_rank(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &rank);
MPI_Comm_size(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &size);
MPI_Comm_get_attr(MPI_COMM_WORLD, MPI_APPNUM, &appnum, &flag);
if (NULL == appnum) {
asprintf(&appstr, “UNDEFINED”);
} else {
asprintf(&appstr, “%d”, (int)appnum);
MPI_Comm_get_attr(MPI_COMM_WORLD, MPI_UNIVERSE_SIZE, &univ_size, &flag);
if (NULL == univ_size) {
asprintf(&unistr, “UNDEFINED”);
} else {
asprintf(&unistr, “%d”, (int)univ_size);
gethostname(hostname, sizeof(hostname));
envar = getenv(“OMPI_UNIVERSE_SIZE”);
printf(“Rank:%d/%d Host:%s App#:%s MPI_UNIVERSE_SIZE:%s OMPI_UNIVERSE_SIZE:%s\n”,
rank, size, hostname, appstr, unistr, (NULL == envar) ? “NULL” : envar);
return 0;
mpicc -o hello_mpi hello_mpi.c ssh mom-2 mkdir work
scp hello_mpi mom-2:work cat <mpijob
#PBS -l select=4:ncpus=1:mem=64m
#PBS -j oe
mpirun ~/work/hello_mpi
qsub mpijob 8.pbs-server cat mpijob.o8
Rank:0/4 Host:pbs-server App#:0 MPI_UNIVERSE_SIZE:4 OMPI_UNIVERSE_SIZE:4
Rank:1/4 Host:pbs-server App#:0 MPI_UNIVERSE_SIZE:4 OMPI_UNIVERSE_SIZE:4

Mom logs from pbs-server (where ranks 0 and 1 were run):

01/07/2019 14:21:06;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;nprocs: 315, cantstat: 0, nomem: 0, skipped:
0, cached: 0
01/07/2019 14:21:06;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;Started, pid = 120710
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0080;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;task 00000001 terminated
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;Terminated
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0100;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;task 00000001 cput= 0:00:00
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;kill_job
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0100;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;pbs-server cput= 0:00:00 mem=424kb
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0100;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server; cput= 0:00:00 mem=0kb
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;no active tasks
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0100;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;Obit sent

Mom logs from mom-2 (where ranks 2 and 3 were run):
01/07/2019 14:21:06;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;JOIN_JOB as node 1
01/07/2019 14:21:06;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;task 20000001 started, orted
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0080;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;task 20000001 terminated
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;KILL_JOB received
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;kill_job
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0100;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;task 20000001 cput= 0:00:00
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;DELETE_JOB received
01/07/2019 14:21:07;0008;pbs_mom;Job;8.pbs-server;kill_job


  • If the user’s home directory were shared across both VMs (e.g. via NFS)
    there would have been no need to create the work directory or copy the
    hello_mpi binary to mom-2.

Hi @mkaro. Thanks!