[R] No R.binary in R-0.63?

Goran Brostrom gb at stat.umu.se
Sat Nov 14 16:24:01 CET 1998

Many thanks to Markus Lang and Brian Ripley for helpful answers. I have
now 0.63 up and running, but my solution worries me a little:

On Sat, 14 Nov 1998, Goran Brostrom wrote:

> After some debugging, I found that $(LDCMD) is set to 'fort77' (by
> configure?). This is obviously wrong, and I get an error for the
> command

As pointed out by Brian, this is probably _not_ wrong. 

The only fortran compiler available in RH5.2 seems to be fort77, and it is
apparently not a 'real' compiler, like g77. Does that matter?

> fort77 -export-dynamic -o ../../bin/R.binary  etc.
> saying that -export-dynamic is an illegal option. But  'make' continues.

I still think that  'make' should break here with a fatal error. This
happens when I try to  make  R-0.62.4. 

I 'solved' the problem with 'illegal option' by simply removing
'-export-dynamic' from the Makefile in src/main. After 'make clean;
make; make install' it seems to work; I can run R. But, will I encounter
problems in the future?

A question about make, btw: When I run make, and the target  R.binary  is
missing, shouldn't  make  try to build it? It doesn't.

Finally, I have to correct my statement that I had succeeded with making
earlier versions of  R. That's true, but not with RH5.2: I am running
R-0.62.4 on RH5.2, but it was built under RH5.1. This seems to indicate
that the upgrade RH5.1->RH5.2 is causing the problem. I still have
RH5.1 running at  home; I will check what happens there and eventually
come back with a report.

 Göran Broström
 Department of Statistics              tel: +46 90 786-5223
 Umeå University                       fax: +46 90 786-6614
 S-90187 Umeå, Sweden               e-mail:  gb at stat.umu.se

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