Re: [Rd] Problem building R with Sun Studio Compiler

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 17:55:04 +0100 (BST)

The R-admin manual did tell you not to do that!

   When using the Sun compilers do @emph{not} specify @option{-fast}, as    this disables @acronym{IEEE} arithmetic and @command{make check} will    fail.

That was for Solaris and SunStudio 11, but I presume these are basically the same compilers. (--fast has been a no-no for as long as I have been using R on Solaris, ca 10 years.)

On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, Len Zaifman wrote:

> I would like to Build R-2.5.1 on OpenSUSE 10.2 using the SunStudio 12
> compilers(
> R builds and passes make check fine without optimising. However, when I try to compile with optimisation turned on
> (-fast) the build gets stuck in an infinite loop at the following point:
> Sun_Studio/sunstudio12/bin/cc -m64 -shared -Kpic -m64 -fPIC -o chull.o devNull.o devPicTeX.o devPS.o
> devQuartz.o init.o
> mkdir -p -- ../../../../library/grDevices/libs
> make[5]: Leaving directory `/export/home/leonardz/ccb/HPF/support/R-2.5.1/ss12/R-2.5.1/src/library/grDevices/src'
> make[4]: Leaving directory `/export/home/leonardz/ccb/HPF/support/R-2.5.1/ss12/R-2.5.1/src/library/grDevices/src'
> R is running at this point and will run for as long as I do not kill it.
> If I compile without -fast the next line in the make is:
> make[3]: Entering directory `/export/home/leonardz/ccb/HPF/support/R-2.5.1/ss12/R-2.5.1/src/library/graphics'
> and the entire package builds and make check verifies correctly. Any
> ideas on why this is happening?
> The build works fine for gcc as well.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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