[Rd] segfault with readDCF on R 3.1.2 on AIX 6.1 when using install.packages
vinhdizzo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 19:23:39 CET 2014
Dear list (re-posting from r-help as r-devel is probably more appropriate),
I was able to successfully compile R on our AIX box at work using the
GNU compilers following the instructions on the R Administration
guide. The output can be seen at here
(https://gist.github.com/nguyenvinh/504321ea9c89d8919bef) and yields
no errors .
However, I get a segfault whenever I try to use the install.packages
function to install packages. Using debug, I was able to trace it to
the readDCF function:
debug: if (!all) return(.Internal(readDCF(file, fields, keep.white)))
debug: return(.Internal(readDCF(file, fields, keep.white)))
*** caught segfault ***
address 4, cause 'invalid permissions'
1: abort (with core dump, if enabled)
2: normal R exit
3: exit R without saving workspace
4: exit R saving workspace
Was curious if anyone has a clue on why such error exists or what I
could do to fix it? I'm able to install packages via R CMD INSTALL,
but I would hate to have to manually determine dependencies, download
the source for each package, and install them "by hand" via R CMD
I went back and compiled older versions of R to see if this error
exists. On R 3.0.3, I get:
install.packages('ggplot2', dep=TRUE, repo='http://cran.stat.ucla.edu')
debug: z <- res0 <- tryCatch(read.dcf(file = tmpf), error = identity)
Error: segfault from C stack overflow
On R 2.15.3, I do not see the error.
Would be great to get this resolved. Thank you for your help.
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