Re: [R] Can't install package Matrix on solaris.

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 13:25:54 +0100 (BST)

You need to use

  1. GNU make (see the DESCRIPTION file).
  2. the compiler used to install R. Finding cc as /usr/ucb/cc indicates a likely path error: the current Sun C compiler is likely to be somewhere like /opt/SUNWspro/bin . If you did not install R, ask the person who did for the commands used.

On Wed, 2 Jul 2008, Scott Brown wrote:

> I'm using package Matrix, which I have installed on several flavours of linux system. But on an important solaris install, I can't make it work.
>
> Initially, I thought the problem was using 'make' instead of 'gmake', but I masked around that, and still get errors. Those new errors seem to be related to 'cc' wanting some optional extras that I don't have installed. Any idea what they are? Or how I can persuade CMD INSTALL to use 'gcc' or something else that works?
>
> I don't have root privileges on this system, just in case that's important for the kind of solution you were thinking of.
>
> Here's an example of two kinds of errors I get:
>
> FIRST KIND OF ERROR, WHEN USING 'MAKE':
> ces-409034-sdb231: R CMD INSTALL -l ~/R Matrix_0.999375-4.tar.gz
> * Installing *source* package 'Matrix' ...
> ** libs
> ** arch -
> make: Fatal error in reader: Makefile, line 9: Unexpected end of line seen
> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'Matrix'
> ** Removing '/home/sdb231/R/Matrix'
>
> SECOND KIND OF ERROR, USING 'GMAKE':
> ces-409034-sdb231: R CMD INSTALL -l ~/R Matrix_0.999375-4.tar.gz
> * Installing *source* package 'Matrix' ...
> ** libs
> ** arch -
> cc -I/usr/local/R-2.7.1/lib/R/include -I/usr/local/include -I./UFconfig
> -g -c CHMfactor.c -o CHMfactor.o
> /usr/ucb/cc: language optional software package not installed
> gmake: *** [CHMfactor.o] Error 1
> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'Matrix'
> ** Removing '/home/sdb231/R/Matrix'
>
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