[Rd] Sun Forte 9 / configure compatability problem with 2.0/1.9.x (PR#7278)

From: <m.pacey_at_lancaster.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 11 Oct 2004 - 22:20:57 EST

Full_Name: Mike Pacey
Version: 2.0, 1.9.x
OS: Solaris 8
Submission from: (NULL) (


It seems the latest version of the Sun Compiler Suite (Forte 9) has compatability issues with R's configure script. Starting with a fairly vanilla configure (I'm using 1.9.1 here, but I've replicated the problem on 1.9.0 and 2.0.0):

% export CC=cc
% export F77=f95
% export CXX=CC
% ./configure

checking for dummy main to link with Fortran libraries... unknown configure: error: linking to Fortran libraries from C fails

config.log shows the following error:

Undefined                       first referenced
 symbol                             in file

ld: fatal: Symbol referencing errors. No output written to conftest configure:25232: $? = 1


The sections of the configure script before the linker failure seem to be compiling a dummy fortran program in verbose mode in order to ream off the relevant fortran libs and object files so that cc can replicate them during linking.

The fortran compiler in Forte 9 now includes the directive "-lompstubs", which for some reason is placed out of order for the linker. The forte compiler works around this by flanking the lib call with -zallextract and -zdefaultextract, effectively forcing the linker to extract all symbols in the ompstubs library so that they're available for later libraries. The configure script is ignoring the -z extraction directives, resulting in an out-of-order sequence of libs, and a subsequent failure to resolve the symbols listed above.


As a temporary workaround, adding "-xopenmp=stubs" to LDFLAGS seems to work.

For a more permanent solution, I think the -z extraction directives need to be preserved.

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