R-beta: R0.62.3/RedHat 5.0/fort77

Hannu Kahra hkahra at sun3.oulu.fi
Thu Oct 8 08:27:54 CEST 1998

>>I have R-0.62.3 and RedHat 5.0 with fort77.
>>At the office R is running but when I install a package, eg. 'akima'

It seems R does not install completely with fort77. I am able to run
a demo, but when I study more carefully $RHOME/bin is empty: there is
no R binary or a shell script?

>>At home I have the same R and Linux versions, but when installing R a
>>fatal error occurs after
>>        /lib/libmath.a -ISM -lICE -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 -ldl -lm

>Fort77 isn't really a fortran compiler, but a perl script which acts as a
>frontend to f2c. In principle it should recognize the -export-dynamics
>option and pass it onto gcc, but it doesn't.  If you remove fort77
>("rpm -e fort77") and rerun configure, R compiles quite happily with f2c.

Last night I istalled g77 and I had no problems with the installation
procedure with g77. 

Thanks to Brian and Martyn.

Hannu Kahra

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