Re: R-alpha: linux bug

Anthony Rossini (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 14:04:06 -0500

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 14:04:06 -0500
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From: Anthony Rossini <>
To: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: linux bug
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>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <> writes:

    Peter> It could be a compiler error. Your gcc is a tad old, mine
    Peter> is 2.7.2 and I believe is out.

If I recall, 2.7.2 is preferred for most platforms (the DEC Alpha
being the primary reason for; the newer one is actually a bit
LESS stable (again, I'm going from memory, for why we didn't upgrade).

Of course, if you are running Linux on a DEC Alpha, that's another
story :-).

Has anyone tried the Sparc port of Linux?  It's supposed to be
reasonably stable (though its going through some revisions for SMP

And most importantly, has anyone run R on either the DEC Alpha or SUN
Sparc ports of Linux?  (I'd be very interested in talking with anyone
who can give a positive answer -- I know that there is Sunos 4.x 
emulation and minimal Solaris 2.x emulation on the Sparc linux port,
but I'd rather not run emulation if possible).


-tony (Anthony Rossini)		Asst. Prof and General Nuisance
Department of Statistics
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208              803-777-3578(O) ..7-4048 (fax)
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