R-beta: R-0.61.3 with readline]
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue May 12 19:47:54 CEST 1998
Jan Kutylowski <janku at ifi.uio.no> writes:
> Originally on Solaris I get
> checking for main in -lreadline... no
> and also
> checking for readline/history.h... no
Um, I think you said that the 1st one gave "yes" first time around???
> You kindly suggests:
> <I bet the problem is that gcc cannot find the include files for
> <readline. [I think so too.] The way to fix that is
> <a) figure out where readline.h is at. Let's say it's in
> My readline.h is in
> so I follow your suggestion
> <b) modify the makefile so that while compiling system.c, gcc will look
> <in the relevant directory. That would be: modify src/unix/Makefile so
> <that the relevant lines say
> <system.o: system.c ../include/Defn.h
> < $(CC) $(CFLAGS) -I/opt/gnu -c system.c
> I modify Makefile.in (before ./configure) so I have relavant line in my
> Makefile in that directory (after I say distclean and run ./configure again)
> system.o: system.c ../include/Defn.h
> $(CC) $(CFLAGS) -I/home/frey/b/janku/lib/sun4 -c system.c
> Then I say ./configure again. I expect 'yes' attached to lreadline
> and history.h, but this is _not_ the case. If I compile, than if I recall
> correctly system.c cannot find history.h and I get an error.
? Strange. I would expect ok compile, but no readline functionality at
> So your suggestion is not sufficient if one starts from the scratch (two
> 'no' at the outset).
No. Not surprising.
> After some trials and errors I modify config.site by adding following
> options to C-compiler (gnumake and gcc)
> CFLAGS="-g -L/home/frey/b/janku/lib/sun4/readline -I/home/frey/b/janku/lib/sun4"
> I say make distclean, ./configure again: this time I get yes to
> the first question (lreadline), no to the second (history.h). I say
> make and get following error:
> .o optimize.o options.o par.o paste.o plot.o plot3d.o plotmath.o print.o printarray.o printvector.o printutils.o random.o relop.o saveload.o scan.o seq.o sort.o source.o split.o subassign.o subscript.o subset.o summary.o unique.o util.o version.o ../lib/libgraphics.a ../lib/libunix.a ../lib/libappl.a ../lib/libmath.a -L/usr/openwin/lib -R/usr/openwin/lib -lX11 -lsocket -lnsl -ldl -lreadline -ltermcap -lm
> ld: fatal: library -lreadline: not found
> ld: fatal: File processing errors. No output written to R.binary
> make: *** [R.binary] Error 1
> make: Leaving directory `/home/frey/b/janku/lib/sun4/R0613/src/main'
> make: *** [build] Error 2
> make: Leaving directory `/home/frey/b/janku/lib/sun4/R0613/src'
> make: *** [install] Error 2
> vanaheim: R0613>
> Why this error?
This is because the -L/home/frey/b/janku/lib/sun4/readline doesn't
appear on the linking command.
> What should I do to get both YES in the autoconfig step?
First check that you actually *have* readline/history.h...
> I am not a programmer and can get some help locally in principle.
> Any suggestions?
> A. Jan Kutylowski
> Buskerud College
Probably it isn't easy to persuade autoconf to do the right thing. A
better plan should be this:
Start with a clean source tree
make acclean # just so there are no config.cache or similar files
# floating around
edit src/include/Platform.h to contain
#define HAVE_LIBREADLINE 1
#define HAVE_READLINE_HISTORY_H 1
edit src/unix/Makefile to contain
system.o: system.c ../include/Defn.h
$(CC) $(CFLAGS) -I/home/frey/b/janku/lib/sun4/ -c system.c
edit src/main/Makefile to contain
LIBS=-ldl -ltermcap -lm -L/home/frey/b/janku/lib/sun4/readline -lreadline
#(not quite sure whether it must go last, and whether that might cause
> (P.S. The list is so knowledgeable and I am so ashamed of not meeting
> the expectations of knowing how to include the readline that I take
> permission to send it to your address directly.)
Wrong. It could be useful to many people, so I'm Cc-ing this back
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