Re: [R] R and package don't know they're built on same system

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From: A.J. Rossini (rossini@blindglobe.net)
Date: Fri 19 Mar 2004 - 00:57:41 EST


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"Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw@merck.com> writes:

> One thing to make sure is that all compilers used match; i.e., all 32-bit or
> all 64-bit. On our SLES8 pre-installed on Opteron, g++ was left out of the
> 64-bit toolchain. R itself compiled fine (as 64-bit), but some packages
> failed to install. It was strange because the packages were built, but
> failed to load. I was only able to track it down because I happen to know
> that the packages that failed contain C++ code, so they were compiled with
> the 32-bit g++, and thus cannot be loaded into 64-bit R.

Not sure which system Ross is referring to (i.e. built from scratch,
or a distribution?) but there are bi-arch systems for the Opteron
which get confused. This, along with Andy's guess about g++, suggest
the possibility of a mix-up.

best,
-tony

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