Re: [Rd] OS X problem with DSTEIN in IGLS code

From: stefano iacus <jago_at_mclink.it>
Date: Sat 03 Jul 2004 - 20:48:50 EST

If I remember well, Jan is using g77 3.5(!) from KHanna page? I'm I right Jan?
We have to solve this g77 issues on Mac OS X soon as many packages doesn't pass make check when they contain fortran code. I hope I can make some advance with xlf to see if I can manage to fix most of these.
stefano

On Jul 3, 2004, at 9:59 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Sat, 3 Jul 2004, Jan de Leeuw wrote:
>
>> 1. R-devel on OS X aborts when the code below is run after spitting
>> out the
>> message
>>
>> Loading required package: MASS
>> Parameter 5 to routine DSTEIN was incorrect
>> Mac OS BLAS parameter error in DSTEIN, parameter #0, (unavailable),
>> is 0
>>
>> 2. I compiled R-patched using the included BLAS and Lapack, although
>> Brian says this is impossible on OS X, because they are in FORTRAN
>> (??).
>
> It depends on the compiler build. The version some (most?) people
> have of
> the gcc tools has a -lg2c that cannot be linked into a dylib. You
> seem to
> have one that does but no one else has reported success. Only a week
> ago
> someone reported being unable to build with the default configure
> settings
> on MacOS X for exactly this reason.
>
>> This version of R runs the code below just fine.
>>
>> 3. So there seems to be a difference between the implementation of
>> DSTEIN in vecLib.framework and in other BLAS versions. The error
>> message comes from vecLib.
>
> Correction: DSTEIN is part of LAPACK, not BLAS
>
> In short, that is a MacOS error, for there is a reference
> implementation
> of LAPACK. It is compounded by an error in the error message. Have you
> reported it to `MacOS-bugs' yet? Please do so.
>
>> 4. To build libRlapack.dylib on OS X add the flags "-flat_namespace
>> -undefined suppress" to the link.
>
> That's not what works for other people. Why is is necessary for you?
>
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