R on AIX
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 15:20:19 +0200 (CEST)
>>>>> Martin Maechler writes:
>>>>> "FrL" == Friedrich Leisch <Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:
FrL> I tried to build R on AIX and after 2 minor bugfixes everything
FrL> seems to work fine except for dynamic loading of code.
FrL> In a previous mail I found that Fabrizio Moro succeeded using
FrL> SHLIBLDFLAGS="-bM:S1L -bnoentry -bnogc -berok -lc -lm -lodm -lcfg"
FrL> which compiles fine for me, I get also no error messages upon
FrL> dynloading, but no symbols are available afterwards,
FrL> i.e. is.loaded fails (I tried also with trailing underscores
> Yes. Unfortunately, Fabrizio (nor me) followed up on that mail telling you
> that we (Fabrizio and me) ended up with the exact same symptomps as you
> I gave up at that time; Fabrizio continues to use S-plus on AIX
> (and R on Linux, to some extentes at least)...
> ... yes a sad story, but I think we both ended up with the impression that
> AIX is half broken environment anyway
> --- at least if you want to compile software that has no problems at all
> on other architectures...
FrL> Has anybody some experience which flags to use?
FrL> I use an rs6000-ibm-aix18.104.22.168 and the native cc, f77 and ld (gcc
FrL> compiles but produces incorrect code, i.e., some computations are
FrL> Make check succeeds until eda :-)
> exactly. The first time, dyn.load is needed....
It might help to look into other software for which dynloading works
under AIX. Three potential examples come to mind:
Anyone willing to have a look?
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