R-alpha: Re: R on LINUX for PCs -- Linux != Linux

Martin Maechler (maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch)
Tue, 4 Jun 96 11:10:16 +0200

Date: Tue, 4 Jun 96 11:10:16 +0200
Message-Id: <9606040910.AA01505@>
From: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
To: David Clayton <david.clayton@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <199606040833.UAA01308@stat.auckland.ac.nz> (message from Robert
Subject: R-alpha: Re: R on LINUX for PCs --  Linux != Linux

I haven't installed the latest version on my Linux at home,
however, I did install 0.6 , and
I did not have any of  David Clayton's problems.

One of the questions is: what is 'f77' on your Linux ?

On my (almost 1 year old Slackware 2.3, Linux kernel 1.2.8;  X11R6/XFree 3.??)
Linux,  f77 is a shell script, calling  f2c and gcc.
I remember that I did 'patch' my  f77 script 
	(very lightly; I think   '-l ...' switches only).

If you are using  'g77' (GNU f77 beta) which is also based on f2c 'somehow'
you are in a different "world"...

You may edit  Makefile  to use the 'f77-f2c-gcc' shell script instead of
'g77' (someone else also reported this a while ago).
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