bug: R says "Floating exception" on DEC-Alpha w/OSF1 (PR#252)

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Subject: bug: R says "Floating exception" on DEC-Alpha w/OSF1 (PR#252)
mlthomps@yayoi.mt.m-kagaku.co.jp
Date: Thu 19 Aug 1999 - 19:03:48 EST


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Dear R Development Core Team,

I've been trying to install R ver. 0.64.0 on a
Dec-Alpha machine w/OSF1.

A couple of things go wrong.

After I type "make", the installation process
bombs while trying to compile the R.binary.
It reports the following:

     f77 -o ../../bin/R.binary {*** for brevity, I've deleted the =
filenames printed here ***}
     ld: ../unix/libunix.a(system.o): main: multiply defined
     fort: Severe: Failed while trying to link.

I got around this by adding the "-nofor_main" option to the=20
compile statement in the Makefile in ../src/main directory.
Thus, make issues the command:
     f77 -nofor_main -o ../../bin/R.binary {*** again, deleted printed =
filenames ***}
That allowed the compilation to complete smoothly.

However, when I tried to run R, I got the following result:
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> R
ARGUMENT '' __ignored__

R : Copyright 1999, The R Development Core Team
Version 0.64.0 (April 8, 1999)

R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type "?license" or "?licence" for distribution details.

R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
Type "?contributors" for a list.

Type "demo()" for some demos, "help()" for on-line help, or
        "help.start()" for a HTML browser interface to help.
Type "q()" to quit R.

Floating exception (core dumped)
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So, I tried it with the debugger dbx and got this output:
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> R --debugger dbx
dbx version 3.11.8
Type 'help' for help.

"system.c" not defined or not active
(dbx) run

R : Copyright 1999, The R Development Core Team
Version 0.64.0 (April 8, 1999)

R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type "?license" or "?licence" for distribution details.

R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
Type "?contributors" for a list.

Type "demo()" for some demos, "help()" for on-line help, or
        "help.start()" for a HTML browser interface to help.
Type "q()" to quit R.

signal Floating point exception at [InitArithmetic:5 =
+0x17c,0x120018ddc] Source not available
(dbx) quit
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Any ideas what might be wrong and how I can get around it?

By the way, I use R on my PC without any glitches.
I'm impressed with the work you have done.

Thanks for providing such useful software,
-Mike

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Michael L. Thompson, Ph.D. | Phone: (0)86-457-2805 |
Senior Consultant on Modeling & Statistics | Fax: =
(0)86-457-2027 |
Development and Engineering Research Center =20
E-mail: mlthomps@seigi2.mt.m-kagaku.co.jp
               mlthomps@alum.mit.edu
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mizushima Plant
3-10 Ushiodori, Kurashiki, Okayama 712 JAPAN
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Dear R Development Core = Team,
 
I've been trying to install R ver. 0.64.0 on = a
Dec-Alpha machine w/OSF1.
 
A couple of things go wrong.
 
After I type "make", the installation=20 process
bombs while trying to compile the = R.binary.
It reports the following:
 
     f77   -o = .../../bin/R.binary=20 {*** for brevity, I've deleted the filenames printed here = ***}
     ld: =20 .../unix/libunix.a(system.o): main: multiply = defined
    =20 fort: Severe: Failed while trying to link.
 
I got around this by adding the = "-nofor_main" option=20 to the
compile statement in the = Makefile in=20 .../src/main directory.
Thus, make issues the command:
     f77  -nofor_main -o=20 ../../bin/R.binary {*** again, deleted printed filenames = ***}
That allowed the compilation to complete=20 smoothly.
 
However, when I tried to run R, I = got the=20 following result:
----------------------------------------------------------------= ------
> R
ARGUMENT '' = __ignored__
 
R : Copyright 1999, The R = Development Core=20 Team
Version 0.64.0  (April 8, 1999)
 
R is free software and comes with = ABSOLUTELY NO=20 WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain=20 conditions.
Type    "?license" or=20 "?licence" for distribution details.
 
R is a collaborative project with = many=20 contributors.
Type    "?contributors" for a=20 list.
 
Type    = "demo()" for=20 some demos, "help()" for on-line help,=20 or
        = "help.start()" for a=20 HTML browser interface to help.
Type    = "q()" to=20 quit R.
 
Floating exception (core=20 dumped)
-------------------------------------------------------= ---------------
 
 
So, I tried it with the debugger dbx = and got=20 this output:
---------------------------------------------------------= -------------
> R --debugger dbx
dbx version = 3.11.8
Type 'help' for help.
 

"system.c" not defined = or not=20 active
(dbx) run
 
R : Copyright 1999, The R = Development Core=20 Team
Version 0.64.0  (April 8, 1999)
 
R is free software and comes with = ABSOLUTELY NO=20 WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain=20 conditions.
Type    "?license" or=20 "?licence" for distribution details.
 
R is a collaborative project with = many=20 contributors.
Type    "?contributors" for a=20 list.
 
Type    = "demo()" for=20 some demos, "help()" for on-line help,=20 or
        = "help.start()" for a=20 HTML browser interface to help.
Type    = "q()" to=20 quit R.
 
signal Floating point exception = at  =20 [InitArithmetic:5 = +0x17c,0x120018ddc]       Source=20 not available
(dbx)=20 quit
----------------------------------------------------------= ------------
 
 
Any ideas what might be wrong and = how I can get=20 around it?
 
By the way, I use R on my PC without = any=20 glitches.
I'm impressed = with the work=20 you have done.
 
Thanks for providing such useful = software,
-Mike
 
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Michael=20 L. Thompson, Ph.D.  | Phone:  (0)86-457-2805  |
Senior = Consultant on Modeling & Statistics     |=20 Fax:      (0)86-457-2027  |
Development = and=20 Engineering Research Center 
E-mail: mlthomps@seigi2.mt.m-ka= gaku.co.jp
         &= nbsp;    =20 mlthomps@alum.mit.edu
Mitsub= ishi=20 Chemical Corporation, Mizushima Plant
3-10 Ushiodori, Kurashiki, = Okayama=20 712 =20 JAPAN
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