Re: [Rd] MinGW and the ld bug

From: Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_maths.lth.se>
Date: Tue 14 Feb 2006 - 13:02:19 GMT

On 2/13/06, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> I believe the bug is triggered by the fairly unusual event you have a '.'
> in the package name, and the change in 2.2.1 to 2.2.1 patched was to add
>
> > LIBRARY R.native.dll
> ^^^^
> (which is what my workaround in ld.exe was doing another way).
>
> Since we are told that is the correct form and we were using it
> incorrectly before, I don't really know how to work around this. For you,
> just delete .dll in the following line in src/gnuwin32/MkRules
>
> %.dll:
> @$(ECHO) LIBRARY $*.dll > $*.def

Thanks. With "@$(ECHO) LIBRARY $ > $*.def" it works again.

All the best,

Henrik

> but that is not a general solution.
>
>
> On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
>
> > Hi.
> >
> > I noticed that Brian Ripley found and corrected a bug in MinGW's
> > ld.exe, see http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/. Thanks for
> > this. I wonder if this is the same bug that cause my problems. I
> > have tiny toy package with C code that installs perfectly on R Version
> > 2.2.1 beta (2005-12-18 r36792) [this version was mislabelled "beta"
> > the first few hours on CRAN when the stable 2.2.1 version first came
> > out]. However, when I try to install the same on R Version 2.2.1
> > Patched (2006-02-09 r37305) as well as R Version 2.3.0 Under
> > development (unstable) (2006-02-02 r37243), I get the following error:
> >
> > C:\Documents and Settings\hb\braju.com.R\R.native\build>Rcmd install R.native
> >
> > ---------- Making package R.native ------------
> > adding build stamp to DESCRIPTION
> > making DLL ...
> > making rowMedians.d from rowMedians.c
> > gcc -IC:/PROGRA~1/R/R-2.2.1pat/include -Wall -O2 -c rowMedians.c -o rowMedia
> > ns.o
> > ar cr R.native.a rowMedians.o
> > ranlib R.native.a
> > windres --include-dir C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-2.2.1pat/include -i R.native_res.rc -o R.
> > native_res.o
> > gcc --shared -s -o R.native.dll R.native.def R.native.a R.native_res.o -LC:/P
> > ROGRA~1/R/R-2.2.1pat/src/gnuwin32 -lg2c -lR
> > c:\MinGW\bin\..\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.4\..\..\..\..\mingw32\bin\ld.exe: R.native.d
> > ef:1: syntax error
> > c:\MinGW\bin\..\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.4\..\..\..\..\mingw32\bin\ld.exe:R.native.de
> > f: file format not recognized; treating as linker script
> > c:\MinGW\bin\..\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.4\..\..\..\..\mingw32\bin\ld.exe:R.native.de
> > f:1: syntax error
> > collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> > make[3]: *** [R.native.dll] Error 1
> > make[2]: *** [srcDynlib] Error 2
> > make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
> > make: *** [pkg-R.native] Error 2
> > *** Installation of R.native failed ***
> >
> > Removing 'C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-2.2.1pat/library/R.native'
> > Restoring previous 'C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-2.2.1pat/library/R.native'
> >
> > My R.native.def looks like this:
> >
> > LIBRARY R.native.dll
> > EXPORTS
> > rowMedians
> > rowMediansInteger
> > rowMediansReal
> >
> > I've tried to replace the two occurances of ld.exe in MINGW with BR's
> > patch, but I get the same error. The ld of the patch and the original
> > one show the same version string;
> > patch: GNU ld version 2.16.91 20050827 and original: GNU ld version
> > 2.16.91 20050827. I've tried to use both MINGW v5.0.0 and v5.0.2 with
> > both "current" (v3.4.2) and "candidate" (v3.4.4) packages.
>
> Hmm, only 3.4.5 is there as a candidate.
>
> > Is this related to the bug BR found? Any suggestions what might go
> > wrong between R v2.2.1 and v2.2.1 patched?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Henrik
> >
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> >
>
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