Re: [Rd] Re: [R] R on gentoo amd64 (gcc 3.3.3) is unstable --- no!

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 30 Aug 2004 - 01:02:23 EST


On Sun, 29 Aug 2004, Diman Todorov wrote:

> My appologies, this estimation is about right,
> I spent last week at COMPSTAT in prague and didn't follow the list
> closely.
> Inspite of this fact I believe my posting is not entirely out of date.

Have you actually looked at the current R-devel, which no longer allows f2c to be used on 64-bit platforms?

>
>
> regards
> Diman Todorov
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> You are 8 days behind the times -- take a look at the current R-devel.
>
> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004, Diman Todorov wrote:
>
> > Dear Dirk,
> > I have had the exactly same problem like Ivo and his solution worked
> for me.
> > Hence the USE=f77 flag is NOT a typo but a Gentoo quirk.
> > As far as modifying the configure script is concerned, I believe that
> it is certainly
> > possible to perform said check (if 'f77 --version == f2c' then die)
> > only on x86_64 platforms.
> > And I'd argue it is f2c's fault. AMD64 linux distros have been known
> to have troubles of this sort
> > especially as far as compilers are concerned.
> >
> >
> > regards
> > Diman Todorov
> >
> > On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 06:59:14AM -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > >
> > > peter/brian: thank you for the help. i can now report that gentoo
> > > amd64 can compile R just fine, too; it requires the f77 USE flag
> and a
> >
> > (Err, no such thing exists: either g77, f2c or the fort77 wrapper for
> f2c.)
> >
> > > gcc compiler rebuild first, though. I also went to gcc 3.4.1. my
> > > segfault troubles earlier were caused by my use of f2c.
> > >
> > > suggestion: would it be possible to add a code snippet that tests
> > > whether the user is trying to compile with f2c and if so, bombs the
> > > installation? (if "f77 --version == f2c" then die) I know the
> >
> > Bad idea.
> >
> > My Debian configuration, driven from a single configuration, is used
> on
> > about a dozen different platforms. One of these, m68k, has a
> continually
> > been problematic with g77, which forces us to use f2c.
> >
> > And despite your fears, that is working swimmingly for R as well as
> the by
> > now 40 or so CRAN packages that are in the distro too, incl the ones
> like
> > VR, Hmisc/Design, tseries, ... that contain Fortran code.
> >
> > > problems are not R's fault, but it can percolate into R and it can
> > > protect people like myself.

> >
> > I'd argue that it wasn't f2c's fault, but maybe an unlucky mix of
> parts of
> > your toolchain (gcc, binutils, libc, ...).
> >
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> >
> >
>
>

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