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

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Wed May 4 18:15:38 CEST 2005

On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 16:58 +0100, Gavin Simpson wrote:


> Cheers for this Mark,
> I had a quick google search for this problem and found a discussion in 
> the redhat mailing list archives that discusses the issue and points to 
> the following bug:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/beta/show_bug.cgi?id=138447
> Which describes the behaviour I am experiencing.
> Basically, the LAPACK in FC3 is broken because it was compiled with 
> gcc-3.4 and that introduced errors when -O2 optimisations were used to 
> compile the rpm. That bug was recently reopened so there may be the 
> possibility of the FC3 rpm being updated (the underlying problem has 
> been fixed by compiling with lower optimisation).
> I'll read more of the r-admin, and see about finding an alternative.
> Also, note that lapack has been moved to Fedora Extras from FC4 so 
> that's one more thing to remember to add after upgrading!
> All the best,
> Gav

Thanks for the update Gavin.

For FC4, there are a lot of things that are either going to be new in or
are moving to Extras (including R BTW). Much controversy over some of
the decisions made there, but that's another topic for another thread in
a different galaxy, far, far away...  ;-)

Best regards,


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