Re: [Rd] possibly stupid question about RPM building

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 19 Jul 2006 - 06:32:09 GMT

On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Ben Bolker wrote:

>
> I'm trying to build an RPM of R 2.3.1 on a very old RedHat system
> (specifically, a ROCKS 3.3.0 cluster which is built on RH enterprise
> 3 (I think??))

`Very old' to me suggested 7.x or so ....

> I downloaded R-2.3.1.tgz from CRAN; downloaded the R.spec file
> cran.r-project.org/http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/redhat/SRPMS/ ;
> and ran rpmbuild -ba R.specs.

I think the official procedures are to either

  1. build the tarball according to the usual instructions
  2. download the SRPM and use rpmbuild --rebuild on that

Can you check 1) works and if so try 2)?

The error message suggests that either the wrong R is being picked up or that makeLazyLoading has indeed been run on the tools package. I don't know that it matters, but I would check that R_HOME was not set in the build environment.

> Everything goes along fine until ...
>
> make[5]: Entering directory
> `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/R-2.3.1/src/library/tools/src'
> gcc -I../../../../include -I../../../../include -I/usr/local/include
> -fpic -O2 -g -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c text.c -o text.o
> gcc -I../../../../include -I../../../../include -I/usr/local/include
> -fpic -O2 -g -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c init.c -o init.o
> gcc -I../../../../include -I../../../../include -I/usr/local/include
> -fpic -O2 -g -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c Rmd5.c -o Rmd5.o
> gcc -I../../../../include -I../../../../include -I/usr/local/include
> -fpic -O2 -g -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c md5.c -o md5.o
> gcc -shared -L/usr/local/lib -o tools.so text.o init.o Rmd5.o md5.o
> -L../../../../lib -lR
> mkdir -p -- ../../../../library/tools/libs
> make[5]: Leaving directory
> `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/R-2.3.1/src/library/tools/src'
> make[4]: Leaving directory
> `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/R-2.3.1/src/library/tools/src'
> Warning message:
> package seems to be using lazy loading already in: makeLazyLoading("tools")
> Error in lazyLoadDBfetch(key, datafile, compressed, envhook) :
> internal error in R_decompress1
> Execution halted
>
>
> Thereafter, going to /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/R-2.3.1/src/library/tools and
> executing "make" gives essentially the same result.
>
> digging deeper finds the error message within
> library/tools/R/makeLazyLoad.R:
>
> if (file.info(codeFile)["size"] == file.info(loaderFile)["size"])
> warning("package seems to be using lazy loading already")
>
> hacking this file to produce more output identifies codeFile
> as /usr/lib/R/library/tools/R/tools and loaderFile as below:
>
>
> [root@bolker-cluster tools]# ls -l
> /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/R-2.3.1/share/R/nspackloader.R
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 384 Jul 18 18:29
> /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/R-2.3.1/share/R/nspackloader.R
> [root@bolker-cluster tools]# ls -l /usr/lib/R/library/tools/R/tools
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 384 Jul 18 17:33
> /usr/lib/R/library/tools/R/tools
>
> ?? I am at the edge of my comprehension here ...
>
> Searching for "R_decompress1", "internal error", etc., on
> Google/RSiteSearch gave nothing
>
> Searching on "package seems to be using lazy loading already" finds
> a few old hits, but no solutions.
>
> I have 252M free space (the first time this happened I had only
> 50M ...)
>
>
> Could this possibly be related to having another (old) instance
> of R running at the same time? Seems unlikely but ...
>
>
> does anyone have any hints?
>
> sincerely
> Ben Bolker
>
>

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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