intel 7.0 compilers; rpm malfunctioning
I'm trying to install Intel C++ 7.0 compiler on a Debian machine. It comes as
a bunch of RPMs and installation scripts, as well as the FLEX license
manager. I tried doing
rpm --force --nodeps -i *.i386.rpm
but rpm complains about failed dependencies. For some reason, it ignores my
instructions to ignore the dependencies! Why?
P.S. I had previously successfully installed an earlier, 6.0, version of the
compiler on a different Debian machine using "rpm --force --nodeps -i".
Alien-generated DEBs install only with "--force-overwrite" and then essential
files, such as the compiler itself, are missing. Besides, Intel uses its own
/opt/intel directory, so using RPMs should be OK.
P.P.S To preemptively answer the inevitable question why I want Intel
compilers in addition to GCC: I'm interested in high-performance numeric
computing, looking at the code Intel compilers generate, and comparing
different compilers' performance.