Re: Compiling R under Caldera Open Linux 2.2 (PR#260)

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Subject: Re: Compiling R under Caldera Open Linux 2.2 (PR#260)
Date: Sun 29 Aug 1999 - 19:38:49 EST

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Subject: Compilation of R under Caldera OpenLinux 2.2

> On Sat, 28 Aug 1999 wrote:
> >
> > I am attempting to compile R-0.64.2 under Caldera OpenLinux 2.2. I have
> > KDE installed but not gnome. When I ran configure, it correctly
> > indicated that gnome is not installed. However when I then ran make, I
> > received errors complaining that the include file X11/X.h and similar
> > are not found.
> However, you do have X11 on your machine if you have KDE, and you
> definitely do want to use X11 in R to get graphics.
> You may not have the X11 header files installed -- they should be
> somewhere under /usr/X11 or /usr/include/X11. If the header files aren't
> installed then you will need to install them. They will be on your
> distribution CD, perhaps in a package called something like x-devel.

They are in the file Packages/RPMS/XFree86-devel-

(On the RedHat 6.0 distribution, there is
which seems to be a later version.)

I have been wrestling with this also. I had to install g77 from
the distribution CD, then the above rpm.
Having got this in order, I then received extensive output,
terminated by the following (which I have formatted on to
multiple lines):

gcc -export-dynamic -o ../../bin/R.X11 arithmetic.o array.o attrib.o
 bind.o builtin.o character.o coerce.o colors.o complex.o context.o
 cov.o cum.o debug.o devPS.o devPicTeX.o deparse.o deriv.o devices.o
 dotcode.o dstruct.o duplicate.o envir.o errors.o eval.o format.o
 fourier.o gram.o gram-ex.o graphics.o iosupport.o list.o logic.o
 main.o match.o memory.o model.o names.o objects.o optimize.o
 options.o par.o paste.o platform.o plot.o plot3d.o plotmath.o
 print.o printarray.o printvector.o printutils.o random.o relop.o
 saveload.o scan.o seq.o sort.o source.o split.o subassign.o
 subscript.o subset.o summary.o unique.o util.o version.o
 ../unix/libunix.a ../appl/libappl.a ../nmath/libmath.a -lSM -lICE
 -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 -L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/egcs-2.91.66
 -L/usr/i386-linux/lib -lg2c -lm -lg2c: -ldl -lm
 /usr/i386-linux/bin/ld: cannot open -lg2c: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [../../bin/R.X11] Error 1 make[3]: Leaving directory
`/home/john/BUILD/src/main' make[2]: *** [R] Error 2 make[2]:
Leaving directory `/home/john/BUILD/src/main' make[1]: *** [R] Error
1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/BUILD/src' make: *** [R]
Error 1

I have been unable to find anything on the distribution CD that
might answer to the lg2c. Any clues would be welcome.

These difficulties aside, the Caldera OpenLinux 2.2 distribution
is much more novice-friendly than RedHat 6.0. Configuration is
much quicker and more straightforward.

John Maindonald email :
Statistical Consulting Unit, phone : (6249)3998
c/o CMA, SMS, fax : (6249)5549
John Dedman Mathematical Sciences Building
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200

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