[Rd] make hanging during compile of r-patched/R-devel on Fedora Core 3

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Wed May 4 17:29:30 CEST 2005

On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 13:56 +0100, Gavin Simpson wrote:
> Hi,
> On a new Dell laptop, with a fresh FC3 installation (with latest updates 
> applied) I am experiencing make hanging consistently after/during 
> building grDevices. This happens when using the configure flag 
> --with-lapack (I have the LAPACK rpm distributed with FC3 installed). 
> The last two lines of output are:
> make[5]: Leaving directory 
> `/home/gavin/R/devel/build/src/library/grDevices/src'
> make[4]: Leaving directory 
> `/home/gavin/R/devel/build/src/library/grDevices/src'
> hang here
> There are no errors or warnings printed to the console.
> The same thing happens with r-patched. Both source trees were checked 
> out using subversion.
> If I remove the configure flag for lapack, r-patches and r devel both 
> build fine. I'm not sure where to look for error messages or to diagnose 
> the problem. Has anyone experienced a similar problem? Where should I 
> look for any errors/logs? Any other suggestions?


FWIW, I can duplicate this behavior on my Dell 5150 w/ FC3 using the r-
patched tarball from 2005-05-03.

I thought that perhaps this might be related to the use of the nVidia
proprietary driver, but temporarily going back to the 'nv' driver did
not resolve the problem.

Thus, I am unable to provide more information as to the etiology of the
problem other than to point to some of the references in the r-admin
manual starting on page 19 regarding linear algebra.

Perhaps there is a problem with the FC3 LAPACK.

Best regards,

Marc Schwartz

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