I installed Atlas on Ubuntu 18.04 Mate using the command

sudo apt-get install libatlas-base-dev

I'm running this on an Odroid N2 (https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-n2-with-4gbyte-ram/), so it's an ARM system.

While the command to install it works, I can't find where it gets installed. I am trying to run GAMESS (https://www.msg.chem.iastate.edu/gamess/) and part of the configuration asks where I have installed ATLAS. In Ubuntu 16.04 Mate on an Odroid XU4, it was installed to /usr/lib/atlas-base, but I can't find it there. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Ask the packaging system: dpkg -L libatlas-base-dev – waltinator Jul 9 at 18:24

You should consult with output of APT on the local system

dpkg -L libatlas-base-dev

or use search on packages.ubuntu.com.

But better way is to use pkg-config as libatlas-base-dev have two related files:

  1. /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/pkgconfig/blas-atlas.pc
  2. /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/pkgconfig/lapack-atlas.pc

So you can use pkg-config --libs --cflags lapack-atlas blas-atlas to get libraries names and include-paths.

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    Awesome answers, N0rbert and waltinator. Thanks! – davet Jul 12 at 21:07

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