[Rd] R 2.1.1 installation fails under Suse 10.0 (PR#8533)

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sun Jan 29 14:00:25 CET 2006

sigbert at wiwi.hu-berlin.de writes:

> Suse 10.0 installs only a Fortran 95 compiler with g77 compability mode. Using
> this leads in "configure" to an abortion with problems about "FPICFLAGS".
> Deinstalling g77 compatiblity mode, using f2c, compiles R. But after calling R()
> the program shows its entrance message and then hangs up, using 100% of the
> processor capacity.
> What finally works on my computer was setting a softlink from /usr/bin/g77 to
> gfortran such that the fortran 95 compiler was used directly during the R
> compilation.

All alpha and beta versions, as well as the final release of 2.2.1
were done on (32bit) SuSE 10.0! 

Just remember to install *all* the tools, including the gcc-fortran
RPM. And install a recent R - older versions may need help to pick up
the right Fortran, and as you have noticed gcc4 and gcc3 does not mix
and match (so if you insist on using compat-g77, also use compat-gcc). 

And: It is not considered a bug that versions of R do not work/build
with OS releases which didn't exist at the time....

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