Re: [Rd] Building R from the source

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sat 11 Nov 2006 - 22:24:41 GMT

On Sat, 11 Nov 2006, Benilton Carvalho wrote:

> Professor Ripley,
> thank you very much for your reply.
> I'm currently trying to build R-2.4.0 from the source on a system
> (Xeon) running Fedora Core 4.

And I still don't know if this is i686 or x86_64!

> As for the available compilers: gcc/g++/gfortran/f95 (version 4.0.0-8)

Ouch: I really would advise against those (they are the main reason why many of us skipped FC4 and CRAN ran its tests under gcc3 until later versions were available). Probably best to update to 4.1.1, but I see 4.0.2 is on the FC4 update area and this suggests that your OS is not fully updated.

> Thank you very much,
> Benilton Carvalho
> PhD Candidate
> Department of Biostatistics
> Johns Hopkins University
> On Nov 11, 2006, at 4:34 PM, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
>>> when building (say) R-2.4.0 from the source, is it still the
>>> recommendation to use GCC 3.4?
>> If you want more detailed advice, please give fuller details
>> including your exact OS and what compilers you have available to you.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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