[R] make check fails after building R 2.1.0 on Fedora Core 3

From: Bill Barnard <bill_at_barnard-engineering.com>
Date: Sun 15 May 2005 - 06:07:12 EST

I have R v2.0.1 already running on the machine in question; a fairly generic Fedora Core 3 machine. I am trying to build the new version 2.1.0 and have not been able to troubleshoot the problem I encountered. I'm hoping someone else has seen it and can suggest a troubleshooting avenue to me.

The build succeeds, both from the source RPM and from the tarball. I believed I had all the build prerequisites, based on reading the install instructions in the tarball and the R.spec file. The make check step fails almost immediately with:

[billb@tioga R-2.1.0]$ make check
make[4]: Entering directory `/home/billb/tmp/R-2.1.0/tests/Examples' running code in 'base-Ex.R' ...make[4]: *** [base-Ex.Rout] Error 1 make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/billb/tmp/R-2.1.0/tests/Examples' make[3]: *** [test-Examples-Base] Error 2 ...

The output file:

[billb@tioga R-2.1.0]$ tail -5 tests/Examples/base-Ex.Rout.fail
> assign("ptime", proc.time(), env = .CheckExEnv)
> grDevices::postscript("base-Examples.ps")
Error in .Internal(PS(file, old$paper, old$family, old$encoding, old $bg, :

        no internal function "PS"
Execution halted

If I run the executable I built, and make a call to the postscript() function, I get the same error.

> version

platform i686-pc-linux-gnu

arch     i686
os       linux-gnu

system i686, linux-gnu
major 2
minor 1.0
year 2005
month 04
day 18
language R

[billb@tioga R-2.1.0]$ gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/3.4.3/specs Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man -- infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix -- disable-checking --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable- libunwind-exceptions --enable-java-awt=gtk --host=i386-redhat-linux Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.4.3 20050227 (Red Hat 3.4.3-22.fc3)

I would appreciate any hints on how to troubleshoot this.



Bill Barnard <bill@barnard-engineering.com>

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