Re: [Rd] R 2.1.1 slated for June 20

From: Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz_at_mn.rr.com>
Date: Tue 14 Jun 2005 - 20:34:28 GMT

Prof. Ripley,

If my read of the config.log is correct, it would appear that g77 was used and not gfortran (which is installed):

...

  C compiler:                gcc  -g -O2
  C++ compiler:              g++  -g -O2
  Fortran compiler:          g77  -g -O2
...

$ g77 --version
GNU Fortran (GCC 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-47.fc4)) 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-13)

$ gfortran --version
GNU Fortran 95 (GCC 4.0.0 20050519 (Red Hat 4.0.0-8))

Checking 'man gfortran':

Gfortran is not yet a fully conformant Fortran 95 compiler. It can generate code for most constructs and expressions, but work remains to be done. In particular, there are known deficiencies with ENTRY, NAMELIST, and sophisticated use of MODULES, POINTERS and DERIVED TYPES. For those whose Fortran codes conform to either the Fortran 77 standard or the GNU Fortran 77 language, we recommend to use g77 from GCC 3.4. We recommend that distributors continue to provide packages of g77-3.4 until we announce that gfortran fully replaces g77. The gfortran developers welcome any feedback on user experience with gfortran at <fortran@gcc.gnu.org>.

HTH, Marc

On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 21:12 +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Marc,
>
> Thanks for the confirmation. Is this using gfortran too? A date of
> 20050519 should be after the show-stopper bug was fixed, but I am waiting
> for 4.0.1 to be released (imminent) before doing more tests with gcc4.
>
> Brian
>
> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Marc Schwartz wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 2005-06-10 at 14:57 +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> >> On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> >>
> >>> The next version of R will be released (barring force majeure) on June
> >>> 20th, with beta versions available starting Monday.
> >>>
> >>> Please do check them on your system *before* the release this time...
> >>
> >> Some things which it would be particularly helpful to have tested:
> >
> >
> >> - Bleeding-edge OSes, e.g. anyone running Fedora Core 4 test 3? (These
> >> often show up problems with bugs in the pre-release versions of
> >> components such as X11 and compilers.)
> >
> >
> > Just as a quick heads up, I installed FC4 Release ("Stentz") late
> > yesterday.
> >
> > R (Version 2.1.1 beta (2005-06-14)) compiles fine using:
> >
> > $ gcc --version
> > gcc (GCC) 4.0.0 20050519 (Red Hat 4.0.0-8)
> >
> > and make check-all passes with no problems.
> >
> > I have also installed all CRAN packages that do not require other 3rd
> > party drivers, etc. and there were no observed errors in those cases.
> >
> > So far, so good.
> >
> > If anything comes up, I will post a follow up.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Marc Schwartz
> >
> >
> >
>



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