[Rd] OS X problem with DSTEIN in IGLS code

Jan de Leeuw deleeuw at stat.ucla.edu
Sat Jul 3 18:59:26 CEST 2004

[cabledoc110:~] deleeuw% gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/libexec/gcc/darwin/ppc/3.3/specs
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1660)

[cabledoc110:~] deleeuw% g77 -v
Reading specs from  
Configured with: ../gcc/configure --enable-threads=posix  
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.5.0 20040429 (experimental)

I have tried xlf as well, but no success so far.

On Jul 3, 2004, at 3:48, stefano iacus wrote:

> If I remember well, Jan is using g77 3.5(!) from KHanna page? I'm I  
> right Jan?
> We have to solve this g77 issues on Mac OS X soon as many packages  
> doesn't pass make check when they contain fortran code.
> I hope I can make some advance with xlf to see if I can manage to fix  
> most of these.
> stefano
> On Jul 3, 2004, at 9:59 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Jul 2004, Jan de Leeuw wrote:
>>> 1. R-devel on OS X  aborts when the code below  is run after spitting
>>> out the
>>> message
>>> Loading required package: MASS
>>> Parameter 5 to routine DSTEIN was incorrect
>>> Mac OS BLAS parameter error in DSTEIN, parameter #0, (unavailable),  
>>> is 0
>>> 2. I compiled R-patched using the included BLAS and Lapack, although
>>> Brian says this is impossible on OS X, because they are in FORTRAN  
>>> (??).
>> It depends on the compiler build.  The version some (most?) people  
>> have of
>> the gcc tools has a -lg2c that cannot be linked into a dylib.  You  
>> seem to
>> have one that does but no one else has reported success.  Only a week  
>> ago
>> someone reported being unable to build with the default configure  
>> settings
>> on MacOS X for exactly this reason.
>>> This version of R runs the code below just fine.
>>> 3. So there seems to be a difference between the implementation of
>>> DSTEIN in vecLib.framework and in other BLAS versions. The error
>>> message comes from vecLib.
>> Correction: DSTEIN is part of LAPACK, not BLAS
>> In short, that is a MacOS error, for there is a reference  
>> implementation
>> of LAPACK. It is compounded by an error in the error message.  Have  
>> you
>> reported it to `MacOS-bugs' yet?  Please do so.
>>> 4. To build libRlapack.dylib on OS X add the flags "-flat_namespace
>>> -undefined suppress" to the link.
>> That's not what works for other people.  Why is is necessary for you?
>> --  
>> Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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