R-beta: base not loading

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Thu Jul 16 22:50:01 CEST 1998

This problem I previously reported with R 0.62.1 persists with R 0.62.2.  I had
thought it was SunOS 5.6 but it seems now that it may be related to an
incomplete or defective version of gcc or g77 (which I upgraded to 2.8.1 to use
SunOS 5.6). I do not yet have f2c installed but my understanding is that that it
is no longer necessary. There are no compiling errors reported and when R is
started the only reported errors are

Error: Object "colors" not found
Error: couldn't find function "Version"

However, the situation is much worse, as q() is not found either. It seems the
loading of the whole of library/base/R/base is failing, though that is not
reported. It does not appear to be a problem with that file, as Peter D.
previously suggested might be the case.  I can source the whole file into a
version of R compiled with the older compiler.

It does seem that several different libraries are referenced depending on which
version of the compiler I use, but I don't get any reported errors so it is hard
to tell what is going wrong.

If anyone has ideas or suggestions about how to debug this I would appreciate

Paul Gilbert

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