[Rd] alpha, portable use

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon Sep 25 17:42:22 CEST 2006

On 9/25/06, Paul Gilbert <pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca> wrote:
> I am still confused about this (and it is still happening with R-beta).
> Writing R Extensions suggests I need a Makefile or Makevars in my
> package,  but that has not been the case previously.  Is there now a
> requirement that all packages need Makefiles or Makevars if there is
> fortran to be compiled?  This is only happening on one of my systems.
> Building R and make check work fine on that system, but it seems that
> not all the information gets passed along to package compiles.
> (BTW, this is just a warning, but Kurt suggested we try to eliminate
> warnings.)

>From the warning it seems that you have a Makevars file in the src
directory for your package.  The change in R-2.4.0 is that packages
that did have a Makevars file of the form


should change that to


> Paul Gilbert
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, Paul Gilbert wrote:
> >
> >> When I build one of my packages with alpha from yesterday I am getting
> >>
> >> * checking for portable use of $BLAS_LIBS ... WARNING
> >> apparently missing $(FLIBS) in 'PKG_LIBS=$(LAPACK_LIBS) $(BLAS_LIBS)'
> >>
> >> Is this something I should worry about?  (Possibly I got this before and
> >> didn't notice.)
> >
> > Yes, please do check Writing R Extensions ....
> >
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