[R] Fedora Core 4

From: Jonathan Baron <baron_at_psych.upenn.edu>
Date: Sat 18 Jun 2005 - 19:25:56 EST

I had installed R from source on Fedora Core 3. Then I upgraded to Fedora Core 4, but left R alone. R worked fine, until I trued to update.packages(). Even then, many packages updated just fine, but two of them, cluster and mgcv, failed with the following error message (using cluster as an example):

gcc -shared -L/usr/local/lib -o cluster.so clara.o daisy.o dysta.o fanny.o meet.o mona.o pam.o spannel.o twins.o -lg2c -lm -lgcc_s /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lg2c
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [cluster.so] Error 1

I tracked this down as far as I could and got to this page: http://gcc.gnu.org/fortran/usage.html
in the section about "Compatability with g77." The problem seems to have something to do with Fortran.

Before I invest more time, I wonder if someone knows what to do. Options:
1. Re-install R from source.
2. Try the RPM for Fedora Core 4. It isn't in CRAN, but it is in Fedora "extras". R is now part of the Fedora distribution, albeit one of the many things they have put in "extras" in an effort to limit the distribution to 4 CDs.
3. Report a bug. But where? Is it a bug in R? 4. Something else.


Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Home page: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~baron

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