Re: [Rd] wine and build difference between R.2.4.0 and R 2.4.1 windows binaries?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 11 Jan 2007 - 14:00:49 GMT

On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:

> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> On 1/10/2007 2:29 PM, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
>>> Does anybody (most probably the core team) know if there is
>>> any difference in how the official 2.4.0 and 2.4.1 binaries are
>>> built?
>>> Problem is, 2.4.0 loads with the wine (I tried a few recent
>>> versions, and also used 2.3.x under wine from time to time),
>>> but 2.4.1 won't.
>> Yes, there were changes to the MinGW run-time library between those two
>> releases. See
>> If you can be more specific about the problem, it's possible the Wine or
>> MinGW people could fix it.
> With 2.4.1, "wine Rgui.exe" launches the main Rgui window, then crashes
> and dropped with debug traces without being able to get to the
> Rconsole tab. Logically it is a wine "bug", since the same binary
> runs under genuine windows, but it looks like it is due to change
> from mingw, so I guess I should involve both parties.
> BTW, I am also cross-compiling some R packages with the cross tools provided
> by Prof Ripley. Presumably it means that I need to hack away
> the bundled mingw stuff in the cross-tool and replaced them with the newer
> mingw libraries as well? (the whole thing with wine is so that I can
> cross-compile and test right away...)

My belief is that the cross-tools I package build R 2.4.x but need updating for 2.5.0.

As I use x86_64 cross tools for R-devel it does not affect me, but I will rebuild the tools on an i386 box in due course.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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