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

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Subject: Re: install/libraries on solaris2.6 (PR#280)
ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Date: Sat 18 Sep 1999 - 06:40:58 EST


Message-Id: <199909172040.WAA11161@pubhealth.ku.dk>

On Fri, 17 Sep 1999 ulrich.poetter@ruhr-uni-bochum.de wrote:

> Prof Brian D Ripley writes:
> > On Thu, 16 Sep 1999 ulrich.poetter@ruhr-uni-bochum.de wrote:
> >
> > > Full_Name: ulrich poetter
> > > Version: 0.65.0
> > > OS: sparc-sun-solaris 2.6
> > > Submission from: (NULL) (134.147.95.163)
> > >
> > >
> > > 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 config.site 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
> script?

_I_ am not sure it is at all easy to find out which ld you are using, but
thanks for the info: another thing to watch out for.

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