Re: [Rd] [R] Problem compiling in extra/xdr

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:38:58 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 20 Jul 2011, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> 1) The current R-patched should compile src/extra/xdr on 32-bit Linux
> systems.
>
> 2) Longer-term or on a 64-bit platform the solution is to make use of
> libtirpc: you would need both this installed (common now) and its headers
> (unlikely).
>
> Then if you arrange for /usr/include/tirpc to be in the C include path (not
> easy to do portably, but using C_INCLUDE_PATH will work on Linux), the tirpc
> versions should be found.

For the record, a more portable way is described in the R-admin manual in 2.13.1 patched and R-devel.

> On Tue, 19 Jul 2011, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011, Allin Cottrell wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>>
>>>> 1) R-help is the wrong list: see the posting guide. I've moved this to
>>>> R-devel.
>>>>
>>>> 2) A glibc system should not be compiling in that directory. glibc 2.14
>>>> is rather recent and NEWS does say
>>>>
>>>> * The RPC implementation in libc is obsoleted. Old programs keep working
>>>> but new programs cannot be linked with the routines in libc anymore.
>>>> Programs in need of RPC functionality must be linked against TI-RPC.
>>>> The TI-RPC implementation is IPv6 enabled and there are other benefits.
>>>>
>>>> Visible changes of this change include (obviously) the inability to link
>>>> programs using RPC functions without referencing the TI-RPC library and
>>>> the
>>>> removal of the RPC headers from the glibc headers.
>>>> Implemented by Ulrich Drepper.
>>>>
>>>> So the answer seems to be that your libc is too new.
>>>
>>> OK, thanks. I should have remembered the info about RPC in the glibc-2.14
>>> news. Then there will presumably be a problem building current R on
>>> current Fedora?
>>
>> What is 'current Fedora'? glibc 2.14 postdates the current release, Fedora
>> 15, which uses 2.13. I do not know what Fedora 16 will use in several
>> months ....
>>
>> The main problem will be that the xdr included in R is only for platforms
>> with 32-bit longs -- but that may be true for your i686 Linux. It needs
>> _X86_ defined to compile for i686: I would have expected that to be true on
>> your platform, but am testing a cleaned-up version. If that works it will
>> appear in R-patched within 24 hours.
>>
>>>
>>>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011, Allin Cottrell wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'm building R 2.13.1 on i686-pc-linux-gnu, using gcc 4.6.1
>>>>> and with glibc 2.14.
>>>>>
>>>>> I get this error:
>>>>>
>>>>> In file included from xdr.c:61:0:
>>>>> ./rpc/types.h:63:14: error: conflicting types for 'malloc'
>>>>> make[4]: *** [xdr.o] Error 1
>>>>>
>>>>> I can make the build proceed some by commenting out the declaration
>>>>> "extern char *malloc();" in xdr/rpc/types.h,
>>>>> but then I get a slew of other errors:
>>>>>
>>>>> xdr_float.c: In function 'xdr_float':
>>>>> xdr_float.c:119:21: error: storage size of 'is' isn't known
>>>>> xdr_float.c:120:20: error: storage size of 'vs' isn't known
>>>>>
>>>>> and so on.
>>>>>
>>>>> config.log is rather big to post here; I'm putting it at
>>>>> http://www.wfu.edu/~cottrell/tmp/R.config.log .
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Allin Cottrell
>>>>> Department of Economics
>>>>> Wake Forest University, NC
>>>>>
>>>>> ______________________________________________
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>>>>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>>>>> PLEASE do read the posting guide
>>>>> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>>>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Allin Cottrell
>>> Department of Economics
>>> Wake Forest University
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
>> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
>> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
>>
>
> --
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
>
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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