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: Sun 29 Aug 2004 - 23:44:20 EST


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, ...).
>
> ______________________________________________
> R-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>
>

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

______________________________________________
R-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
Received on Mon Aug 30 09:52:33 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Wed 03 Nov 2004 - 22:45:11 EST