Re: [Rd] Compiling R on Linux with SunStudio 12.1: "wide-character type" problems

From: rt <taylor.russ_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 09:53:52 -0600


 Hi Martyn,

Thanks for the help. It works like a charm. I was able to compile and valgrind+R from SunStudio.

Russ

You can work around this by disabling large file support (configure
> --disable-largefile).
>
> This seems to be another glibc bug. In the header glob.h, there are two
> lines where the pre-processor fails to check that __GNUC__ is defined,
> and it isn't defined when using Sun Studio.
>
> Evidently, glibc was designed to work with gcc and has not been
> extensively tested with other compilers, or other vendors have learned
> to work around the bugs.
>
> Martyn
>
>
> On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 16:55 -0600, rt wrote:
> > Thank you Martyn,
> >
> > I am one step closer. Using R-patched, configure was successful.
> However,
> > make exited with an error.
> >
> > Configure summary:
> > Installation directory: /usr/local
> > C compiler: /opt/sun/sunstudio12.1/bin/suncc -g -O
> -xc99
> > -xlibmil -m32 -xlibmieee -nofstore
> > Fortran 77 compiler: /opt/sun/sunstudio12.1/bin/sunf95 -g -O
> > -libmil -m32 -nofstore
> > C++ compiler: /opt/sun/sunstudio12.1/bin/sunCC -g -O
> > -xlibmil -m32 -xlibmieee -nofstore
> > Fortran 90/95 compiler: /opt/sun/sunstudio12.1/bin/sunf95 -g -O
> > -libmil -m32 -nofstore
> > Obj-C compiler:
> > Interfaces supported: X11, tcltk
> > External libraries: readline, ICU, lzma
> > Additional capabilities: PNG, JPEG, NLS, cairo
> > Options enabled: shared BLAS, R profiling, Java
> > Recommended packages: yes
> >
> > MAKE error:
> > make returned an error related to platform.c and glob.h.
> > It seems that glob.h has a poiter to struct dirent {..}, platorm.c has
> > struct dirent64 {..}.
> > Error message:
> > /opt/sun/sunstudio12.1/bin/suncc
> > -I../../src/extra -I. -I../../src/include -I../../src/include -I.
> > -I/opt/sun/sunstudio12.1/prod/include
> >
> >
> -I/opt/sun/sunstudio12.1/prod/include/cc-I/opt/sun/sunstudio12.1/prod/include/cc/sys
> >
> > -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g -g -O -xc99 -xlibmil -m32 -xlibmieee -nofstore
> > -c platform.c -o platform.o
> > "/usr/include/glob.h", line 175: identifier redeclared: glob64
> > current : function(pointer to const char, int, pointer to function(..)
> > returning int, pointer to struct {unsigned int gl_pathc, pointer to
> pointer
> > to char gl_pathv, unsigned int gl_offs, int gl_flags, pointer to
> > function(..) returning void gl_closedir, pointer to function(..)
> returning
> > pointer to struct dirent64 {..} gl_readdir, pointer to function(..)
> > returning pointer to void gl_opendir, pointer to function(..) returning
> int
> > gl_lstat, pointer to function(..) returning int gl_stat}) returning int
> > previous: function(pointer to const char, int, pointer to function(..)
> > returning int, pointer to struct {unsigned int gl_pathc, pointer to
> pointer
> > to char gl_pathv, unsigned int gl_offs, int gl_flags, pointer to
> > function(..) returning void gl_closedir, pointer to function(..)
> returning
> > pointer to struct dirent {..} gl_readdir, pointer to function(..)
> returning
> > pointer to void gl_opendir, pointer to function(..) returning int
> gl_lstat,
> > pointer to function(..) returning int gl_stat}) returning int :
> > "/usr/include/glob.h", line 159
> >
> > My cpu is correctly identified as i386 and I included the flag -m32. Do I
> > need to specify architecture separately?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Russ
> >
> > > Russ,
> > >
> > > This is a known issue with Sun Studio on Linux and was fixed by Brian
> > > Ripley in January. If you download R-patched.tar.gz from here:
> > >
> > > ftp://ftp.stat.math.ethz.ch/Software/R/
> > >
> > > then it should work for you.
> > >
> > > Martyn
> > >
> > > On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 13:11 -0600, rt wrote:
> > > > I am trying to compile R on Linux using SunStudio. Configure flags
> are
> > > > mostly as suggested in the R install guide.
> > > >> R install guide also indicates that: "The OS needs to have enough
> > > support
> > > > for wide-character types: this is checked at configuration.
> Specifically,
> > > > the C99 functionality of headers wchar.h and wctype.h, types wctans_t
> and
> > > > mbstate_t and functions mbrtowc, mbstowcs, wcrtomb, wcscoll,
> wcstombs,
> > > > wctrans, wctype, and iswctype."
> > > > Configure stops with the following error message:
> > > >
> > > > configure:39534: result: no
> > > > configure:39710: error: Support for MBCS locales is required.*
> > > >
> > > > I am not sure if this is a Linux issue or if it is a SunStudio issue.
> > > Has
> > > > anybody tried to compile R on Linux using SunStudio?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance,
> > > >
> > > > Russ
> > > >
> >
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