[Rd] wine and build difference between R.2.4.0 and R 2.4.1 windows binaries?
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 12 18:20:55 CET 2007
On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
>>> I'd like to know one thing though - was there any specific reason for
>>> the mingw upgrade after 2.4.0, or was it just a routine
>>> latest-is-greatest upgrade?
>> There are specific requirements: from the CHANGES file
>> mingw-runtime >= 3.10 is required to build R (a bug fix in the handling
>> of MBCS code is required). This is enforced by a check in building
> Argh... MBCS. I tried running wine with debug on,
> ( WINEDEBUG=+relay wine Rgui.exe 2>&1 ) and it shows that just before
> 2.4.1/2.5dev crashes, R tried to called strlen() and strchr() on
> "Error: invalid multibyte string" in ntdll.
> Call ntdll.strlen(6c9a0a80 "Error: invalid multibyte string\n") ret=6c9150bd
> Call ntdll.strchr(00e192e0 "Error: invalid multibyte string\n",0000000a)
> It might be bogus, but the same trace is not found in
> WINEDEBUG=+relay wine Rgui.exe 2>&1
> with R 2.4.0 .
What locale are you in? Running R under WINE in a multibyte Linux locale
may not work, depending on how WINE handles it.
> Can I have a svn revision number for the MBCS change please? It
You could do what I had to do, svn blame src/gnuwin32/CHANGES, which
points to r38776. The log on developer.r-project.org shows
r38776 | ripley | 2006-08-03 04:49:43 -0400 (Thu, 03 Aug 2006) | 1 line
so it looks like we deleted a patched version once my bug report on mingw
had worked through. Note, pre-2.4.0 as the extract shows.
> should probably be the first thing I look at, as soon as I get
> my cross-compile tools up to date... thanks a lot.
>> mingw-runtime >= 3.11 is needed to build R.
>> [There are multiple reasons, but one is that isblank is missing in earlier
>> I am almost certain that I have build R 2.4.1 with mingw-runtime 3.10.
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