[R] Success compiling R on Caldera OL 2.3

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Kieran Healy (kjhealy@princeton.edu)
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 12:07:54 -0500



Hello -

thanks to Prof. Ripley and Peter Dalgaard for their helpful responses. I
have now successfully compiled R on my machine. The kernel-headers were
not installed on my machine, but there is a package on the Open Linux
2.3 CD. I believe they weren't installed simply because I didn't choose
to have all the development tools/libraries added when I installed
linux. I didn't realize how soon I'd be compiling things.

Prof Brian Ripley Wrote:
> K> I am a first-time R user trying to compile v.0.90.0 under Caldera
> K> OpenLinux 2.3, on a Dell PII400/128. I've encountered a problem with the
> K> make file.
>
> Well, not with the make file but with your system.

Of course, I didn't mean to suggest the problem was internal to the make
file. As I said at the end of my message, I was wondering what *I* was
doing wrong, not what was wrong with R.

For future reference, the two (system-related) difficulties I
encountered while trying to compile R under Cladera OL2.3 were:

1. An initial error with the fortran compiler g77. This resulted in a
problem at the /.configure stage, when confiugre complained that gcc and
g77 did not agree on the long int format. An updated g77 package for
COL, available at
ftp://ftp.calderasystems.com/pub/OpenLinux/patches/earlyaccess/g77-2.91.66-6.i386.rpm
solved this problem.

2. The missing package that led to my posting to this list. It can be
found on the COL install CD and is called linux-kernel-include.rpm.

Thanks again for quickly pointing me in the right direction. I'm looking
forward to using R.

Kieran

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