Re: install/libraries on solaris2.6 (PR#280)

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Subject: Re: install/libraries on solaris2.6 (PR#280)
Date: Sat 18 Sep 1999 - 05:59:34 EST

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Prof Brian D Ripley writes:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 1999 wrote:
> > Full_Name: ulrich poetter
> > Version: 0.65.0
> > OS: sparc-sun-solaris 2.6
> > Submission from: (NULL) (
> >
> >
> > Building R-0.65.0 on sparc-sun-solaris2.6 using sun make + gcc 2.95.1+ binutils
> > 2.8.1
> > and ./configure --with-g77 fails when building the eda etc. libraries. The
> > configure
> > script produces SHLIBLDFLAGS= -G. Replacing this in by
> > SHLIBLDFLAGS = -shared gives no errors during make, but "make check" fails when
> > trying to load library "eda" with the message "Symbol rsort not found". Trying
> > the
> > other libraries by hand results in similar errors, except for "base" and "mva",
> >
> > while "make test-Specific" gives no errors.
> Fuller details, please. Exactly that configuration works for me (except I
> don't know where binutils are in your path). Looks like you haven't got
> linking against R.X11 correct. Try using the sun ld if you are not already
> doing so (it is recommended for Solaris).

Thanks. Using the sun ld (with everything else the same) works.

The Readme of gnu ld mentions a difference to sun ld and says it would
emulate its behavior if given the "-E" flag. I didn't try this, but if
this was the case, could one not try to figure it out in the configure

Thanks again,
Uli Poetter

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