[R] trouble building R on solaris

From: Mathew Fox <mathewfoxx_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:08:12 -0700


Dear all,

I just changed from linux to a solaris server and I'm having trouble building R from source. I can't use the binaries because I don't have a permission to write to /usr/local.
I followed the online instructions regarding the configuration with readline and the GNU version of iconv:

./configure --prefix=/u/fox/binaries
CPPFLAGS='-I/u/fox/binaries/libiconv-1.10/include' LDFLAGS='-L/u/fox/binaries/readline-5.2 -L/u/fox/binaries/libiconv-1.10/lib'

After configuration I get the following:

#################################################
R is now configured for sparc-sun-solaris2.10

 Source directory: .
 Installation directory: /u/fox/binaries

  C compiler:                gcc -std=gnu99  -g -O2
  Fortran 77 compiler:       f95  -g

  C++ compiler:              g++  -g -O2
  Fortran 90/95 compiler: f95 -g
  Obj-C compiler:
  Interfaces supported:      X11, tcltk
  External libraries:        readline, ICU
  Additional capabilities:   PNG, JPEG, TIFF, NLS
  Options enabled:           shared BLAS, R profiling, Java

  Recommended packages:      yes

configure: WARNING: you cannot build DVI versions of the R manuals
configure: WARNING: you cannot build DVI versions of all the help pages
configure: WARNING: you cannot build PDF versions of the R manuals configure: WARNING: you cannot build PDF versions of all the help pages
########################################################


But I can't understand the error after trying to make:

########################################################
Undefined                       first referenced
 symbol                             in file
libiconv_close                      libR.a(sysutils.o)
libiconv_open                       libR.a(sysutils.o)
__builtin_isnan                     libR.a(plot.o)
libiconv                            libR.a(sysutils.o)
ld: fatal: Symbol referencing errors. No output written to R.bin collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
*** Error code 1

make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `R.bin' Current working directory /u/fox/binaries/R-2.11.1/src/main
*** Error code 1

The following command caused the error:
make install-bin-local
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `R' Current working directory /u/fox/binaries/R-2.11.1/src/main
*** Error code 1

The following command caused the error:
for d in scripts include extra appl nmath unix main modules library; do \   (cd ${d} && make R) || exit 1; \
done
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `R' Current working directory /u/fox/binaries/R-2.11.1/src
*** Error code 1

The following command caused the error:
for d in m4 tools doc etc share src tests po; do \   (cd ${d} && make R) || exit 1; \
done
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `R'
########################################################

Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks,
M.

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