[Rd] possibly stupid question about RPM building

Ben Bolker bolker at zoo.ufl.edu
Wed Jul 19 00:32:19 CEST 2006

  I'm trying to build an RPM of R 2.3.1 on a very old RedHat system
(specifically, a ROCKS 3.3.0 cluster which is built on RH enterprise
3 (I think??))

  I downloaded R-2.3.1.tgz from CRAN; downloaded the R.spec file
cran.r-project.org/http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/redhat/SRPMS/ ;
and ran rpmbuild -ba R.specs.

  Everything goes along fine until ...

make[5]: Entering directory
gcc -I../../../../include -I../../../../include  -I/usr/local/include
-fpic  -O2 -g -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c text.c -o text.o
gcc -I../../../../include -I../../../../include  -I/usr/local/include
-fpic  -O2 -g -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c init.c -o init.o
gcc -I../../../../include -I../../../../include  -I/usr/local/include
-fpic  -O2 -g -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c Rmd5.c -o Rmd5.o
gcc -I../../../../include -I../../../../include  -I/usr/local/include
-fpic  -O2 -g -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c md5.c -o md5.o
gcc -shared -L/usr/local/lib -o tools.so text.o init.o Rmd5.o md5.o
-L../../../../lib -lR
mkdir -p -- ../../../../library/tools/libs
make[5]: Leaving directory
make[4]: Leaving directory
Warning message:
package seems to be using lazy loading already in: makeLazyLoading("tools")
Error in lazyLoadDBfetch(key, datafile, compressed, envhook) :
        internal error in R_decompress1
Execution halted

Thereafter, going to /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/R-2.3.1/src/library/tools and
executing "make" gives essentially the same result.

  digging deeper finds the error message within

  if (file.info(codeFile)["size"] == file.info(loaderFile)["size"])
        warning("package seems to be using lazy loading already")

hacking this file to produce more output identifies codeFile
as /usr/lib/R/library/tools/R/tools and loaderFile as below:

[root at bolker-cluster tools]# ls -l
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          384 Jul 18 18:29
[root at bolker-cluster tools]# ls -l /usr/lib/R/library/tools/R/tools
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          384 Jul 18 17:33

  ?? I am at the edge of my comprehension here ...

  Searching for "R_decompress1", "internal error", etc., on
Google/RSiteSearch gave nothing

Searching on "package seems to be using lazy loading already" finds
a few old hits, but no solutions.

  I have 252M free space (the first time this happened I had only
50M ...)

  Could this possibly be related to having another (old) instance
of R running at the same time?  Seems unlikely but ...  	

  does anyone have any hints?

    Ben Bolker

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