Re: [Rd] 64-bit R-build on Mac OS X 10.4 - make check failures

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 07:22:48 +0000 (GMT)

I am not sure why Simon thought you should ask here (and not on R-sig-mac, say): it is almost certain these are problems with your system not R. For the first, use your debugger to find where the segfault occurred (it might be inadequate stack space). For the second, look at the values of dbeta(0, 0.9, 2.2, ncp = c(0, a)), and trace the C code to find out why you are not getting Inf (it is probably a broken libm function).

I'd be worried about the first: the second is probably esoteric.

On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, Steven McKinney wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I compiled 64-bit R on an Apple Mac G5 running OS X, but it failed
> make check. Simon Urbanek suggested I post results to R-devel.
>
>> On Nov 6, 2007, at 10:23 PM, Steven McKinney wrote:
>>
>
>>> Hi Simon,
>>>
>>> Would you be able to give more guidance on how to compile 64-bit
>>> libiconv for Tiger,
>>
>> You can get the sources from Apple and compile it:
>> http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/tarballs/other/libiconv-13.2.tar.gz
>>
>> If you want to save yourself the hassle, my 64-bit build can be
>> obtained and installed as follows:
>> curl -s http://r.research.att.com/libiconv-quad.tar.gz | \
>> sudo tar fvxz - -C /usr/lib
>
> Many thanks to Simon Urbanek for providing a 64-bit libiconv for
> use on the Apple Mac OS X platform. This allowed compilation
> on the Mac without having to use the '--without-iconv' switch
> (for those of us who are not yet proficient at compiling 64-bit
> libraries on the Mac).
>
> Compilation of 64-bit R succeeded, but make check did not.
>
> First failure was in ok-errors.R, and generated this output
> in ok-errors.Rout.fail
>
> > ## bad infinite recursion / on.exit / ... interactions
> > bar <- function() 1+1
> > foo <- function() { on.exit(bar()); foo() }
> > foo() # now simple "infinite recursion"
>
> *** caught segfault ***
> address 0x7fffeff7ffe30, cause 'memory not mapped'
>
> Traceback:
> 1: foo()
> 2: foo()
> 3: foo()
> ...
> 2154: foo()
> 2155: foo()
> 2156: foo()
> aborting ...
>
> Second error was in d-p-q-r-tests.Rout from this test:
> ## dbeta(*, ncp):
> a <- rlnorm(100)
> stopifnot(All.eq(a, dbeta(0, 1, a, ncp=0)),
> dbeta(0, 0.9, 2.2, ncp = c(0, a)) == Inf
> )
> ## the first gave 0, the 2nd NaN in R <= 2.3.0
>
> and generated this
> output in d-p-q-r-tests.Rout.fail
>
> >
> > ## dbeta(*, ncp):
> > a <- rlnorm(100)
> > stopifnot(All.eq(a, dbeta(0, 1, a, ncp=0)),
> + dbeta(0, 0.9, 2.2, ncp = c(0, a)) == Inf
> + )
> Error: dbeta(0, 0.9, 2.2, ncp = c(0, a)) == Inf is not all TRUE
> In addition: Warning message:
> In dnbeta(x, shape1, shape2, ncp, log) : NaNs produced
> Execution halted
>
> Everything else passed, so I'm not sure how serious these failures are.
>
> I'd appreciate any suggestions about how to figure out what caused these
> failures (an inappropriate file somewhere in the path, a possible
> bug, improper compilation commands etc.)
>
>
> version information of compiled R (compilation information at end):
>
>
>> sessionInfo()
> R version 2.6.0 Patched (2007-10-29 r43302)
> powerpc64-apple-darwin8.10.0
>
> locale:
> C
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>
> other attached packages:
> [1] lme4_0.99875-8 Matrix_0.999375-3 lattice_0.17-2
>
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] grid_2.6.0 rcompgen_0.1-17
>> R.Version()
> $platform
> [1] "powerpc64-apple-darwin8.10.0"
>
> $arch
> [1] "powerpc64"
>
> $os
> [1] "darwin8.10.0"
>
> $system
> [1] "powerpc64, darwin8.10.0"
>
> $status
> [1] "Patched"
>
> $major
> [1] "2"
>
> $minor
> [1] "6.0"
>
> $year
> [1] "2007"
>
> $month
> [1] "10"
>
> $day
> [1] "29"
>
> $`svn rev`
> [1] "43302"
>
> $language
> [1] "R"
>
> $version.string
> [1] "R version 2.6.0 Patched (2007-10-29 r43302)"
>
>> .Platform
> $OS.type
> [1] "unix"
>
> $file.sep
> [1] "/"
>
> $dynlib.ext
> [1] ".so"
>
> $GUI
> [1] "X11"
>
> $endian
> [1] "big"
>
> $pkgType
> [1] "source"
>
> $path.sep
> [1] ":"
>
> $r_arch
> [1] ""
>
>>
>
> I built 64-bit R on Mac OS X 10.4.10 with these commands:
>
> export PATH='/usr/local/lib64/X11/bin:/usr/local/lib64/X11/etc:/usr/local/lib64/X11/include:/usr/local/lib64/X11/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current:~/perl:~/bin'
>
> ./configure --host=powerpc64-apple-darwin8.10.0 --build=powerpc64-apple-darwin8.10.0 \
> --prefix=/usr/local/lib64 'CC=gcc-4.0 -arch ppc64' 'CXX=g++ -arch ppc64' \
> 'FC=gfortran-4.0 -arch ppc64' 'F77=gfortran-4.0 -arch ppc64' \
> 'CFLAGS=-g -O3 -mtune=G5 -mcpu=G5' 'FFLAGS=-g -O3 -mtune=G5 -mcpu=G5' \
> 'LDFLAGS=-arch ppc64 -m64 -L/usr/local/lib' 'CXXFLAGS=-g -O3 -mtune=G5 -mcpu=G5' \
> 'FCFLAGS=-g -O3 -mtune=G5 -mcpu=G5' --disable-R-framework --enable-R-shlib \
> '--with-blas=-framework vecLib' --with-lapack 1> configure.R.ppc64.out.20071107.Run01.txt 2>&1
>
> sudo make 1> make.R.ppc64.out.20071107.Run01.txt 2>&1
>
> sudo make check 1> make.check.R.ppc64.out.20071107.Run01.txt 2>&1
>
>
>
>
> Steve McKinney
>
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