Re: [R] installing R on Irix

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Wed 18 May 2005 - 00:14:08 EST

Cserháti Mátyás <cs_matyi@freemail.hu> writes:

> Hello veeryone, I nedd some help here.
>
> The problem is I was trying to install R on my Irix system, with little
> success: I got the following ugly error messages: watch out:
>
>
> begin installing recommended package mgcv
> Cannot create directory "": No such file or directory
> * Installing *source* package 'mgcv' ...
> ** libs
> gmake[3]: Entering directory `/tmp/R.INSTALL.13709658/mgcv/src'
> gcc -I/usr/home/csmatyi/programs/R/R-2.1.0/include -
> I/usr/local/include -g -O2 -c gcv.c -o gcv.o
> gcc -I/usr/home/csmatyi/programs/R/R-2.1.0/include -
> I/usr/local/include -g -O2 -c magic.c -o magic.o
> gcc -I/usr/home/csmatyi/programs/R/R-2.1.0/include -
> I/usr/local/include -g -O2 -c mat.c -o mat.o
> gcc -I/usr/home/csmatyi/programs/R/R-2.1.0/include -
> I/usr/local/include -g -O2 -c matrix.c -o matrix.o
> as: Error: /var/tmp/ccAomyDd.s, line 23679: register expected
> dmtc1 244($sp),$f0
> as: Error: /var/tmp/ccAomyDd.s, line 23679: Undefined symbol: 244
> gmake[3]: *** [matrix.o] Error 1
> gmake[3]: Leaving directory `/tmp/R.INSTALL.13709658/mgcv/src'
> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'mgcv'
> ** Removing '/usr/home/csmatyi/programs/R/R-2.1.0/library/mgcv'
> gmake[2]: *** [mgcv.ts] Error 1
> gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/home/csmatyi/programs/R/R-
> 2.1.0/src/library/Recommended'
> gmake[1]: *** [recommended-packages] Error 2
> gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/home/csmatyi/programs/R/R-
> 2.1.0/src/library/Recommended'
> gmake: *** [stamp-recommended] Error 2
>
>
> What could the problem be here?

Offhand: You seem to be using the system assembler "as" on the output of gcc. Sometimes one needs the GNU assembler ("gas") in which case you likely need to install the GNU binutils. If that is the case, it is quite surprising that you got that far, but stranger things have happened...

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