[Rd] Missing libpthread in RTools

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 01:39:53 CEST 2010

On 15/10/2010 4:53 PM, Davor Cubranic wrote:
> It appears that Mingw gcc included in RTools is missing a dependent
> library. If I compile a program with '-lgomp' switch (for OpenMP
> support), I get a errors about undefined references to functions like
> '_imp__pthread_mutex_destroy'. Adding the '-static' switch, I get the
> following error:
>      c:/rtools/mingw/bin/../lib/gcc/mingw32/4.5.0/../../../../mingw32/bin/ld.exe:
> cannot find -lpthread
> Sure enough, there is neither libpthread.a nor libpthread.dll under
> RTools' installation directory. I think these library are standard in
> Cygwin. Is there any chance to include them in RTools, too?

Rtools is for building R, and that library isn't needed in R.  If you 
want it for some particular purpose, can't you just install a copy on 
your machine?

Duncan Murdoch

> Davor
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