[Rd] Comments on the R-2.0.0 release (PR#7351)

From: <beebe_at_math.utah.edu>
Date: Tue 09 Nov 2004 - 05:41:11 EST


Builds of the R-2.0.0 release have been considerably more successful at my site than previous releases. I now have it installed on these platforms:

	Apple PowerPC G3 267MHz	GNU/Linux 2.4.19-4a (Yellow Dog Linux release 2.3 (Dayton))
	Compaq Alpha Sierra	OSF/1 5.1
	Compaq/DEC Alpha	OSF/1 4.0F
	Intel Itanium-2		GNU/Linux Red Hat Linux Advanced Server release 2.1AS (Derry)
	Intel Pentium II	FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE #0
	Intel Pentium III	FreeBSD 5.0
	Intel Pentium III	GNU/Linux 2.4.18-26.8.0smp (Red Hat 8.0 (Psyche))
	Intel Pentium III	GNU/Linux 2.4.21-20.ELsmp (Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 3 (Taroon Update 3))
	Intel Pentium III	NetBSD 1.6
	Intel Pentium III	OpenBSD 3.2
	Intel Pentium III	Solaris 9 x86
	SGI Origin 200		IRIX 6.5
	Sun SPARC		GNU/Linux 2.2.19-6.2.1 (Red Hat 6.2)
	Sun SPARC		Solaris 2.7
	Sun SPARC		Solaris 2.8
	Sun SPARC		Solaris 2.9

However, builds initially failed on several of these systems because of errors like this:

        /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11

On these systems, I was able to restart the build with

        make LDFLAGS=-L/usr/X11R6/lib

and have it complete successfully. I've recently seen some other packages that failed to compile for the same reason: the list of standard locations that is searched at configure time for X11 libraries is out-of-date. The R-2.0.0 configure.ac script has this snippet:

	for dir in /usr/bin/X11 /usr/X11R6/bin /usr/openwin/bin; do
	  r_xtra_path="${r_xtra_path}${PATH_SEPARATOR}${dir}"
	done

However, it does not seem to have an analogue for the corresponding lib directory.

Also, on some systems, I had to switch from using the native C/C++ compilers to GNU gcc/g++.

R-2.0.0 has failed to build on these systems:

	Apple PowerPC G4 1.4GHz	Darwin 7.3.0 (MacOS 10.3.2 (7D26))
	SGI Indy-200		GNU/Linux Gentoo 1.4.16
	IBM PowerPC		AIX 4.2

On the MacOS 10 system, builds with the native cc (== gcc 3.3 20030304) and with the latest gcc-3.4.3 fail like this:

	gcc -dynamiclib -L/usr/local/lib -dynamiclib -install_name libR.dylib \

-compatibility_version 2.0.0 -current_version 2.0.0 \
-headerpad_max_install_names -framework Carbon -o libR.dylib \
Rembedded.lo CConverters.lo CommandLineArgs.lo Rdynload.lo Renviron.lo \ RNG.lo apply.lo arithmetic.lo apse.lo array.lo attrib.lo base.lo \ bind.lo builtin.lo character.lo coerce.lo colors.lo complex.lo \ connections.lo context.lo cov.lo cum.lo dcf.lo datetime.lo debug.lo \ devPS.lo devPicTeX.lo deparse.lo deriv.lo devices.lo dotcode.lo \ dounzip.lo dstruct.lo duplicate.lo engine.lo envir.lo errors.lo \ eval.lo format.lo fourier.lo gram.lo gram-ex.lo graphics.lo \ identical.lo internet.lo iosupport.lo lapack.lo list.lo logic.lo \ main.lo mapply.lo match.lo memory.lo model.lo names.lo objects.lo \ optim.lo optimize.lo options.lo par.lo paste.lo pcre.lo platform.lo \ plot.lo plot3d.lo plotmath.lo print.lo printarray.lo printvector.lo \ printutils.lo qsort.lo random.lo regex.lo registration.lo relop.lo \ saveload.lo scan.lo seq.lo serialize.lo size.lo sort.lo source.lo \ split.lo sprintf.lo startup.lo subassign.lo subscript.lo subset.lo \ summary.lo sysutils.lo unique.lo util.lo version.lo vfonts.lo xxxpr.lo \ `ls ../appl/*.lo ../nmath/*.lo ../unix/*.lo 2>/dev/null` -lblas \
-L/usr/local/lib \
-L/export/local/powerpc-macosx/bin/../lib/gcc/powerpc-apple-darwin7.5.0/3.4.2 \
-L/export/local/powerpc-macosx/bin/../lib/gcc \
-L/usr/local/lib/gcc/powerpc-apple-darwin7.5.0/3.4.2 \
-L/export/local/powerpc-macosx/bin/../lib/gcc/powerpc-apple-darwin7.5.0/3.4.2/../../.. \
-L/usr/local/lib/gcc/powerpc-apple-darwin7.5.0/3.4.2/../../.. -lfrtbegin \
-lg2c -lgcc_s -lSystem ../extra/zlib/libz.a ../extra/bzip2/libbz2.a \
../extra/pcre/libpcre.a -lreadline -lcc_dynamic -lncurses -lm \
-lcc_dynamic \
gcc: Carbon: No such file or directory

On the GNU/Linux MIPS system, there is as yet no working Fortran compiler, and f2c fails to build there, so R cannot be expected to run.

On the IBM AIX system, I get this failure:

	gcc -Wl,-bM:SRE -Wl,-H512 -Wl,-T512 -Wl,-bnoentry -Wl,-bexpall \

-Wl,-bI:../../../etc/R.exp -Wl,-L/usr/local/lib \
-Wl,-bE:../../../etc/Rlapack.exp -o libRlapack.so dlamc.lo \
dlapack0.lo dlapack1.lo dlapack2.lo dlapack3.lo cmplx.lo \ cmplxblas.lo \
-L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-ibm-aix4.2.1.0/2.95.3 \
-L/usr/local/powerpc-ibm-aix4.2.1.0/lib -L/usr/local/lib -lg2c \
-lm \
/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-ibm-aix4.2.1.0/2.95.3/libgcc.a \
-lg
ld: 0711-224 WARNING: Duplicate symbol: .lsame_ ld: 0711-224 WARNING: Duplicate symbol: lsame_ ld: 0711-345 Use the -bloadmap or -bnoquiet option to obtain more information. make[4]: Leaving directory `/local/build/R-2.0.0/src/modules/lapack' ... gcc -Wl,-bM:SRE -Wl,-H512 -Wl,-T512 -Wl,-bnoentry -Wl,-bexpall \
-Wl,-bI:../../../etc/R.exp -Wl,-L/usr/local/lib -o lapack.so \
-Wl,-bI:../../../etc/Rlapack.exp Lapack.lo rgeev.lo rsyev.lo \
-L../../../lib -lRlapack \
-L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-ibm-aix4.2.1.0/2.95.3 \
-L/usr/local/powerpc-ibm-aix4.2.1.0/lib -L/usr/local/lib -lg2c -lm \
/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-ibm-aix4.2.1.0/2.95.3/libgcc.a -lg \
-lreadline -ldl -lncurses -lm -lc \
ld: 0706-006 Cannot find or open library file: -l Rlapack \ ld:open(): No such file or directory collect2: ld returned 255 exit status make[4]: Leaving directory `/local/build/R-2.0.0/src/modules/lapack'

Shared libraries (*.so) are uncommon on AIX 4.2; there are none at all in /usr/lib or /lib or /usr/lpp/X11/lib/, and only a few locally-added ones in /usr/local/lib.



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