Re: R-alpha: Re: R on LINUX for PCs -- Linux != Linux

Andrew Gallatin (gallatin@stat.Duke.EDU)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 10:25:46 -0400 (EDT)


From: Andrew Gallatin <gallatin@stat.Duke.EDU>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 10:25:46 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199606041425.KAA01360@diego.isds.duke.edu>
To: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: Re: R on LINUX for PCs --  Linux != Linux
In-Reply-To: <9606040910.AA01505@>
 <9606040910.AA01505@>


Martin Maechler writes:

 > 
 > If you are using  'g77' (GNU f77 beta) which is also based on f2c 'somehow'
 > you are in a different "world"...

I've been using g77 0.5.17 under BSDI's BSD/OS 2.1 and 0.5.15 under
FreeBSD-current. There are some minor problems building the fortran
portions of R with these fairly recent versions of g77, but '-g' being
broken isn't one of the ones I've seen.  Mainly things like g77 not
wanting to raise 0.0 to a power, missing 'ifix' function, etc.

 > You may edit  Makefile  to use the 'f77-f2c-gcc' shell script instead of
 > 'g77' (someone else also reported this a while ago).

Brings up something I'd meant to mention.  At least for 'Make' on
4.4BSD derived systems (like FreeBSD, BSDI, NetBSD, etc) and on
Digital UNIX, the proper makefile variable for designating a fortran
compiler is FC, not F77.  The master Makefiles should probably be
changed to use FC.

Drew
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