Re: [R] Solaris10-amd64-studio10 compilers

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sat 20 Aug 2005 - 05:54:42 EST

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Vin Everett wrote:

> I am trying to compile R-2.1.1 on Solaris10, with the Studio10 compilers.
> When I try to compile 64bit with
> CFLAGS="-xarch=amd64"
> export CFLAGS
> I get a configure failure on
> checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
> checking for history_truncate_file... no
> configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not
> available
> unset CFLAGS and its fine will compile 32bit.
> Any ideas gratefully received.
> I should say I installed the readline headers etc /usr/local

So, your readline is probably not 64-bit: see the R-admin manual and check in config.log.

> a configure with --without-readline but with CFLAGS="-xarch=amd64"
> goes on to
> checking for dummy main to link with Fortran libraries... none
> checking for Fortran name-mangling scheme... unknown
> configure: WARNING: unknown Fortran name-mangling scheme
> checking whether f77 appends underscores to external names... unknown
> configure: error: cannot use Fortran
> Again this is the studio10 fortran.

Please note you need to set FFLAGS to match. If you consult the R-admin manual you will see that sparc users need somewhat different settings: please emulate those.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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