Re: R-beta: updating the library index / overriding compile options

Douglas Bates (
19 Jan 1998 09:26:57 -0600

To: Albrecht Gebhardt <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: updating the library index / overriding compile options
From: Douglas Bates <>
Date: 19 Jan 1998 09:26:57 -0600
In-Reply-To: Albrecht Gebhardt's message of Mon, 19 Jan 1998 14:37:35 +0100 (MET)

Albrecht Gebhardt <> writes:

> It would also be good, if some of the compile options could be overridden in
> a "R INSTALL ..." call. Especially I'm using GNU Fortran when compiling the base
> R disribution, that means $src is set to "src". But g77 fails on some of the
> libraries. So I want to do "R INSTALL +docs src-c libname" for this library
> which sets $dir to "src-c".
> I would propose the following patch to includes these two options
> ("src" or "src-c") into "R INSTALL":

On the topic of Fortran compilers, has anyone attempted a compilation
using eg77.  This is the version of g77 to accompany egcs, the
experimental GNU compiler system.  Now that gcc-2.8.0 is out I guess
that there won't be as much interest in egcc.  I understand though
that a version of g77 to accompany gcc-2.8.0 is still in the works.

 eg77 Description: The EGCS experimental Fortran compiler.
  This is the EGCS experimental version of the g77 Fortran compiler. Like
  the standard FSF release, it uses the gcc backend to generate code.
  It requires the egcc package to be installed in order to work.

Douglas Bates                  
Statistics Department                    608/262-2598
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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