Re: [Rd] Rconfig.h & unsupported architectures

From: peter dalgaard <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:06:12 +0200

On Jul 29, 2012, at 01:59 , Simon Urbanek wrote:

> On Jul 27, 2012, at 5:06 PM, Hadley Wickham wrote:

>>> Actually, probably not the issue. You are getting it from one of R's headers
>>> so it may have gotten there while you configured R on your machine.
>> Which I didn't do, since I got a pre-built binary from CRAN.  I guess
>> I'll try re-installing and hope the problem goes away.

> What compilers/OS is this? The error comes from the multi-arch header stub so it dispatches depending on the architecture to the actual headers in the arch subdirectories, but the error means that your architecture is not installed/supported. This is rather odd, unless you're trying to use PPC on more recent OS X without Rosetta but even then ... If in doubt, sudo rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/R.framework and re-install R ...

It would appear to be the stock Lion compiler. I can compile biarch with that and a current R.

As /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/include/Rconfig.h in its entirety is the following, the only obvious way to reach the #error would be if __i386__ somehow got undefined. Or the file itself is corrupted, of course.


/* This is an automatically generated universal stub for architecture-dependent headers. */

#ifdef __i386__
#include "i386/Rconfig.h"
#elif defined __ppc__
#include "ppc/Rconfig.h"
#elif defined __ppc64__
#include "ppc64/Rconfig.h"
#elif defined __x86_64__
#include "x86_64/Rconfig.h"
#elif defined __arm__
#include "arm/Rconfig.h"
#error "Unsupported architecture."

> Cheers,
> Simon
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