Re: [Rd] R-beta: configure problem (tcltk) on 64 bit Red Hat EL

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 14 Dec 2005 - 12:58:22 GMT

Yes, the R-admin manual warns of this.

It is a problem with your particular OS, as e.g. FC3 does

checking for tclConfig.sh... no
checking for tclConfig.sh in library (sub)directories... /usr/lib64/tclConfig.sh
checking for tkConfig.sh... no
checking for tkConfig.sh in library (sub)directories... /usr/lib64/tkConfig.sh

and that config file has

# Additional libraries to use when linking Tk. TK_LIBS='-L/usr/X11R6/lib64 -lX11 -ldl -lieee -lm'

Unfortunately you have removed the crucial parts of where your configure got the configuration info from.

On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Bjørn-Helge Mevik wrote:

> Dear developeRs,
>
> I use Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 4 (Nahant Update 2) on an
> x86_64 machine (two Intel P4 CPUs with 64 bit support), and
> R-beta_2005-12-12_r36712.tar.gz.
>
> If I run configure without any options, it does not list tcltk among
> the supported interfaces:
>
> ./configure
> [...]
> R is now configured for x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
>
> Source directory: .
> Installation directory: /usr/local
>
> C compiler: gcc -g -O2
> C++ compiler: g++ -g -O2
> Fortran compiler: g77 -g -O2
>
> Interfaces supported: X11
> External libraries: readline, BLAS(generic)
> Additional capabilities: PNG, JPEG, iconv, MBCS, NLS
> Options enabled: R profiling
>
> Recommended packages: yes
>
> It seems to find tcl and tk, but not be able to compile/link them:
> [...]
> checking /usr/include/tcl.h usability... yes
> checking /usr/include/tcl.h presence... yes
> checking for /usr/include/tcl.h... yes
> [...]
> checking /usr/include/tk.h usability... yes
> checking /usr/include/tk.h presence... yes
> checking for /usr/include/tk.h... yes
> checking whether compiling/linking Tcl/Tk code works... no
>
>
> Looking in config.log, it seems that even though libX11 has been found
> in /usr/X11R6/lib64, it is not searched for in that directory when
> testing compiling/linking Tcl/Tk:
>
> configure:35654: checking for X
> configure:35892: result: libraries /usr/X11R6/lib64, headers /usr/X11R6/include
> configure:36088: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 -I/usr/local/include -L/usr/local/lib64 conftest.c -ldl -lm -L/usr/X11R6/lib64 -lX11 >&5
> configure:36094: $? = 0
> configure:36098: test -z
> || test ! -s conftest.err
> configure:36101: $? = 0
> configure:36104: test -s conftest
> configure:36107: $? = 0
> [...]
> configure:38437: checking whether compiling/linking Tcl/Tk code works
> configure:38480: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include -I/usr/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -L/usr/local/lib64 conftest.c -ldl -lm -L/usr/lib -ltcl8.4 -L/usr/lib -ltk8.4 -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 >&5
> /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libtcl8.4.so when searching for -ltcl8.4
> /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libtcl8.4.so when searching for -ltcl8.4
> /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libtk8.4.so when searching for -ltk8.4
> /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libtk8.4.so when searching for -ltk8.4
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> configure:38486: $? = 1
>
> Running ./configure LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib64 -L/usr/X11R6/lib64"
> solves/avoids the problem for me.
>
> I thought I'd report the problem anyway, since I don't know if it is the
> intended behaviour of configure.
>
>
> --
> Sincerely,
> Bjørn-Helge Mevik
>
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