Re: [R] R static is dynamically linked!!

From: George Georgalis <>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 11:52:32 -0400

On Tue 20 May 2008 at 07:01:58 AM +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> You asked for R to be built as a static lib, not for the front-end to be
> statically linked. It is not the R lib it is dynamically linking to (that
> is statically linked by default whether or not you ask for a separate lib),
> but the OS components.
> R depends on dlopen-ing extensions, so there is no way to make it entirely
> static.

I see the bigger picture now. The goal was to get a single "binary" (PREFIX) working on multiple (very similar) systems. The docs/comments are not clear or out of date with regard to what is meant by "static"; I wanted the OS libs etc included so the package could operate more easily across machines at the site (nfs).

But this makes me realize, since our OS is generally backwards compatible, I may be able to build on the old systems and use on the newer ones as well. Will give that a shot.

// George

George Georgalis, information system scientist <IXOYE><

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