[Rd] Building R for AIX in 64-bit mode

aixtools aixtools at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 17:46:47 CET 2015

On 2015-11-04 17:31, aixtools wrote:
> On 2015-11-04 16:51, aixtools wrote:
>> On 2015-10-15 15:02, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>> On 15/10/2015 13:32, Michael Felt wrote:
>>>> Hi.
>>>> Just wanted to let you know I am getting close to packaging R for 
>>>> AIX in
>>>> 64.bit mode.
>>> Which version? (You mentioned 3.1.3 and 3.2.2 far below.)  There is 
>>> little value in reporting on frozen branches, and most value in 
>>> reporting on R-devel where all the current changes have been 
>>> incorporated.
>> This report is based on R-3.2.2 I shall repeat asap with R-devel and 
>> report any significant differences.
In particular - I wonder about lzma as I already knew this (having built 
xz a long time ago. LZMA has been replaced by XZ. Do not know why, and 
do not want to.
BUT there is no reliable source for LZMA5 (the XZ project only reports 
LZMA2 and LZMA4). Please see the wiki at: 

Paused for now - awaiting reply

> configure:35724: checking for lzma_version_number in -llzma
> configure:35757: gcc -maix64 -std=gnu99 -o conftest -I/opt/64/include 
> -I/opt/buildaix/include -O2 -mminimal-toc -I/opt/buildaix/include 
> -I/opt/include  -L/usr/local/lib conftest.c -llzma  -lbz2 -lz -lrt 
> -ldl -lm  -liconv >&5
> configure:35757: $? = 1
> configure: failed program was:
> configure:35766: result: no
> configure:35851: error: "liblzma library and headers are required"
> configure: exit 1
> ++++ ++++

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