[Rd] compile question

Michael Felt aixtools at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 16:26:02 CET 2015

On 2015-11-26 17:15, peter dalgaard wrote:
> If you do want to play with maintainer-mode, first check out
> https://developer.r-project.org/R-build-prerelease
> it is what is done in the nightly builds on OSX. (Actually Mavericks. The comment is old.)
> -pd
Very helpful.
I only ran the "sync", aclocal and autoconf commands - so what else 
(extra) does 'maintainer-mode' do? On AIX I could think of adding 
-Wl,-b:map=${object}.map (one of my new tricks for finding which library 
is going to be used).

Other comments/questions:

a) the small change in configure.ac got rid of a lot of error/rather 
warning messages from the binder (ld: 0711-224 WARNING: Duplicate 
b) lost of ld warnings are going to be more difficult to resolve - as 
they are being generated by the autoconf processing of gfortran -v - and 
the placement of XXX_LIBADD flags (basically, in the way now - still 
looking at where they get placed - are there "switches" for Makefile.in 
c) looking backward and forward - a hint on where to look is 
appreciated. In one of the m4 files /usr/local/include is defined as the 
default include directory. However, it does not actually use 
${prefix}/include which is what I would want. the looking backward part 
- a month ago when I was working with R to get it ready for a project 
(and then 32-bit was too small a memory model) - while compiling and 
installing additional packages I was forced to use /usr/local/lib and 
/usr/local/include. Would like to get away from that, if possible.
d) the biggest bother of all ;-| - a bug in AIX, and an undefined symbol 
in /usr/lib/libm.a - You can look for a LONG time, and never get further 
when an error like that sneaks in with an update!

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