Re: [R] Cross-compilation of R and ld bug ?

From: Stéphane Dray <dray_at_biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr>
Date: Tue 09 Jan 2007 - 09:23:21 GMT

Not sure to really understand 1) . The makefile (available at http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Makefile-rcb) use wget --passive-ftp
http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/Rtools/mingw-cross5.tar.bz2; This version seems to be the current, I am correct ? Note that :

stephane@pcdray:~/Rdev/CrossCompileBuild$ cross-tools/bin/i586-mingw32-ld -v GNU ld version 2.16.91 20050827
stephane@pcdray:~/Rdev/CrossCompileBuild$ cross-tools/i586-mingw32/bin/ld -v GNU ld version 2.16.91 20050827

However, I have use R-2.4.1 and everything seems ok.

Thanks.

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> There are two problems here:
>
> 1) your binutils is not current.
> 2) your R is not current.
>
> Updating either will solve this, but please update both.
> Almost up-to-date cross-compilers are (as ever) available from
>
> http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/Rtools/
>
> (If you want to compile R-devel you will need to update the mingw,
> which can be done from the i386 distribution. I will rebuild the
> cross-compilers in due course.)
>
> On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, Stéphane Dray wrote:
>
>> Hello list,
>>
>> I would like to cross-compile R packages using R 2.4.0. I am working on
>> Linux Debian and cross-compiled (windows binaries) without problems with
>> older R version.
>> I have used the doc of Yan and Rossini in the contributed section of the
>> R documentation (same version of MinGW...).
>> When I try to cross-compile R (make R), the procedure stopped and
>> returns :
>> ************************************
>> i586-mingw32-windres --include-dir ../include -i dllversion.rc -o
>> dllversion.o
>> i586-mingw32-gcc -shared -s -mwindows -o R.dll R.def console.o
>> dataentry.o dynl oad.o edit.o editor.o embeddedR.o extra.o opt.o pager.o
>> preferences.o psignal.o rhome.o rui.o run.o shext.o sys-win32.o system.o
>> e_pow.o malloc.o ../main/libmai n.a ../appl/libappl.a
>> ../nmath/libnmath.a graphapp/ga.a getline/gl.a ../extra/xd r/libxdr.a
>> ../extra/zlib/libz.a ../extra/pcre/libpcre.a ../extra/bzip2/libbz2.a
>> ../extra/intl/libintl.a ../extra/trio/libtrio.a dllversion.o -L. -lg2c
>> -lRblas - lcomctl32 -lversion
>> ../extra/pcre/libpcre.a(pcre_dfa_exec.o):pcre_dfa_exec.c:(.text+0x1703):
>> undefin ed reference to `__pcre_ucp_findprop'
>> ../extra/pcre/libpcre.a(pcre_dfa_exec.o):pcre_dfa_exec.c:(.text+0x1740):
>> undefin ed reference to `__pcre_ucp_findprop'
>> ../extra/pcre/libpcre.a(pcre_dfa_exec.o):pcre_dfa_exec.c:(.text+0x1848):
>> undefin ed reference to `__pcre_ucp_findprop'
>> ../extra/pcre/libpcre.a(pcre_dfa_exec.o):pcre_dfa_exec.c:(.text+0x187f):
>> undefin ed reference to `__pcre_ucp_findprop'
>> ../extra/pcre/libpcre.a(pcre_dfa_exec.o):pcre_dfa_exec.c:(.text+0x1966):
>> undefin ed reference to `__pcre_ucp_findprop'
>> ../extra/pcre/libpcre.a(pcre_dfa_exec.o):pcre_dfa_exec.c:(.text+0x1f2a):
>> more un defined references to `__pcre_ucp_findprop' follow
>> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
>> make[4]: *** [R.dll] Erreur 1
>> make[3]: *** [../../bin/R.dll] Erreur 2
>> make[2]: *** [rbuild] Erreur 2
>> make[1]: *** [all] Erreur 2
>> make[1]: quittant le répertoire «
>> /home/stephane/Rdev/CrossCompileBuild/WinR/R-2 .4.0/src/gnuwin32 »
>> ****************************************
>> I have read (http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/) that a bug
>> exists for ld version 2.16.91 20050827 and that Prof Ripley produced a
>> patched version. It seems that my problem is also related to ld (and I
>> have the same version). So I wonder if the same bug could be responsible
>> of the error in the cross-compiler.
>> Two questions:
>> - Are they other people which have the same problem when cross-compiling
>> R on Linux
>> - Is it possible that the problem is related to ld. If yes, is it
>> possible to obtain a patched version ?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Sincerely,
>>
>>
>

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