Re: [Rd] (PR#9910) Incomplete library linking for on

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Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:18:33 +0200 (CEST)

What compiler system is this? And what settings were used?

We are not seeing such a problem on Solaris 10 (neither Sparc nor x86_64) with the Sun Studio 11 compilers they shipped with (a month or two ago).

Note that the error message is not to do with subject line: it is launching R and /export/home/gordonp/Desktop/R-alpha/lib/ that has the problem.

I don't think that configure can be expected to know about all possible systems on which R might be built, which is why we allow users to set variables such as FLIBS and MAIN_LD. We do try to document the settings needed for known systems in the R-admin manual, and that includes all the Solaris systems we have encountered or seen reports from.

On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, wrote:

> Full_Name: Paul Gordon
> Version: 2.6.1 (alpha)
> OS: Solaris 10
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> When compiling R 2.6.1 (alpha 2007-09-13), fails to link
> properly because of a missing symbol __vlog_.

That is not what the error message reproduced below says, which comes from the runtime loader.

> This symbol is defined in
>, but no -lmvec is add by the configure script. Manually
> adding -lmvec to the linking command allows grDevices to compile. The
> error output of the make command (for a 64-bit version of R) is given
> below:
> cc -G -m64 -L/lib/64 -L/usr/lib/64 -L/usr/local/lib/64 -L/usr/ucblib/sparcv9
> -L/usr/ccs/lib/sparcv9 -L/opt/SUNWspro/prod/lib/sparcv9 -o chull.o
> devNull.o devPicTeX.o devPS.o devQuartz.o init.o

> Warning in solve.default(rgb) :
> unable to load shared library
> '/export/home/gordonp/Desktop/R-alpha/modules//':
> R: fatal: relocation error: file
> /export/home/gordonp/Desktop/R-alpha/lib/ symbol __vlog_:
> referenced symbol not found
> Error in solve.default(rgb) : lapack routines cannot be loaded
> Error: unable to load R code in package 'grDevices'
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