Re: [R] building R on freebsd 6.2 (amd64)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 18 Jan 2007 - 17:21:29 GMT

On Thu, 18 Jan 2007, Hiroyuki Kawakatsu wrote:

> On 1/18/07, Prof Brian D Ripley <> wrote:
>> The R front end sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include the place it puts
>> It looks like that is not effective on your machine, but you will have to
>> investigate for us why. I am pretty sure other FreeBSD users (6.2 and 7)
>> on AMD64 reported success on R 2.4.x.
> echo returns
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH: Undefined variable.

But I said 'The R front end sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH', so you need to check this from inside R, e.g. by Sys.getenv().

>> How does FreeBSD 6.2 handle 64-bit systems? Most OSes would use
>> /usr/local/lib64, and there is a configure setting LIBnn to cover that
>> issue.
> I have /usr/lib/, /usr/lib32/, /usr/local/lib/, but no /usr/local/lib64/
>> Another solution for ELF systems is to include R_HOME/lib in the list of
>> directories known to ldconfig.

> Thanks for that tip. I suppose if I symlink to R_HOME/lib/ I won't
> have to redo them every time I rebuild R-patched. Just as note to
> myself, the following appears to work
> ln -s /opt/acml3.6.0/gnu64/lib/ /usr/local/lib/
> ln -s /opt/acml3.6.0/gnu64/lib/ /usr/local/lib/
> ln -s R_HOME/lib/ /usr/local/lib/
> h.

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