[R] R linux install: FORTRAN compiling error

From: vaneet <vaneet.lotay_at_mountsinai.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 14:07:14 -0700 (PDT)

Hello,

I have basic familiarity with Unix but by most standards a novice. I am trying to install R on a linux machine and am following the instructions in the R install and admin guide in terms of what is required to compile the R source code. I downloaded R version 2.11.1 and extracted the files into my home directory. I realize I need a FORTRAN compiler to help with this process and have tried installing a few but still cannot past the configuration step of installing R:

./configure --with-readline=no

Once I run this command after installing GFortran I get the following error: ...
checking whether we can compute C Make dependencies... yes, using gcc
-std=gnu99 -MM

checking whether gcc -std=gnu99 supports -c -o FILE.lo... yes checking how to get verbose linking output from gfortran... configure: WARNING: compilation failed

checking for Fortran 77 libraries of gfortran... checking how to get verbose linking output from gcc -std=gnu99... -v checking for C libraries of gcc -std=gnu99... -L/usr/local/lib64
-L/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.1.2
-L/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.1.2/../../../../lib64 -L/lib/../lib64
-L/usr/lib/../lib64 -lgcc_s

checking for dummy main to link with Fortran 77 libraries... none checking for Fortran 77 name-mangling scheme... configure: error: in `/home/lotayv01/R-2.11.1':
configure: error: cannot compile a simple Fortran program See `config.log' for more details.

For more details I can show you the section in the config.log file

...
/data/home/lotayv01/usr/local/gfortran/bin/../libexec/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.6.0/f951: error while loading shared libraries: libmpc.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
configure:22471: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:

|       program main
| 
|       end
configure:22548: WARNING: compilation failed
configure:22554: result: 

configure:22556: checking for Fortran 77 libraries of gfortran configure:22579: gfortran -o conftest -L/usr/local/lib64 conftest.f /data/home/lotayv01/usr/local/gfortran/bin/../libexec/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.6.0/f951: error while loading shared libraries: libmpc.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

...

When I check the version of Gfortran at the console command line I get this: GNU Fortran (GCC) 4.6.0 20100407 (experimental) [trunk revision 158083] Copyright (C) 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Even before this I tried the g95 fortran compiler and the same thing happened, how can I fix this problem, any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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