[R] new platform (?) -- problems compiling

mcw mcw at ln.nimh.nih.gov
Sun Nov 1 21:34:19 CET 1998

Hello, all.

I'm trying to get R working on linux-PPC (linux on a Macintosh, or, in my 
case, a Power Computing clone).

I'm using version 0.62.4, and I'm getting the following errors during 
compile in arithmetic.c:

44:  warning:  struct exception declared inside parameter list
45:  conflicting types for matherr
46:  dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
55:  dereferencing pointer to incomplete type

and then the "make" stops.

I haven't looked at arithmetic.c yet; I'm pretty new at this.

I also had the following messages from configure:

checking for main in -ldxml ...no
checking for main in -lblas ...no
checking for vfork.h        ...no
(but then it says there is a working vfork)
checking for dl.h           ...no
checking for ieefp.h        ...no
checking for ieee754.h      ...no
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet ...no
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet_stub ... no

I can certainly imagine that missing some of these things might cause the 
errors in compilation (although I'm not sure how).  If anyone can tell me 
what sorts of packages I might be missing and where I should look for 
them, or what changes to make to the code so I can compile, I'd 
appreciate it.

         Matt Wiener
         new linux user
         (almost) new R user
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