Re R-beta: 0.61.3: Problems on DEC Unix 4.0

Albrecht Gebhardt albrecht.gebhardt at
Fri May 8 20:30:02 CEST 1998

On Fri, 8 May 1998, David Barber wrote:

> I had the same problem when I compiled on my Alpha last week.  The error
> disappeared when I edited the source to join the line with the following
> parts
> of the statement to make it all one long line.  Then cc did not complain.  
> cc does not seem to like the division of the statement into multiple lines.
> If my memory serves me right, after that problem disappeared, most of the
> software compiled okay until I got an error related to the compiler not
> being
> able to find readline.h.   
> These errors made me think I should be compiling with gcc.  I went back 
> and compiled with gcc.   Everything compiled beautifully, but when I
> started
> R I got a core dump and a statement about a floating point exception. 

I had the same problems with R and gcc on the Alpha with earlier
versions. If I remember right, it's because of lacking IEEE-arithmetic in
gcc. So may be you have no chance to get a working version with gcc. 
After my trouble with R 0.61.3 I´m now using R 0.61.1 again.
This is the last version which runs without problems on the Alpha
(compiled with cc, not gcc!)


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