[R] Success compiling R on Caldera OL 2.3

Kieran Healy kjhealy at princeton.edu
Sat Dec 11 18:07:54 CET 1999

Hello -

thanks to Prof. Ripley and Peter Dalgaard for their helpful responses. I
have now successfully compiled R on my machine. The kernel-headers were
not installed on my machine, but there is a package on the Open Linux
2.3 CD. I believe they weren't installed simply because I didn't choose
to have all the development tools/libraries added when I installed
linux. I didn't realize how soon I'd be compiling things.

Prof Brian Ripley Wrote:
> K> I am a first-time R user trying to compile v.0.90.0 under Caldera
> K> OpenLinux 2.3, on a Dell PII400/128. I've encountered a problem with the
> K> make file. 
> Well, not with the make file but with your system. 

Of course, I didn't mean to suggest the problem was internal to the make
file. As I said at the end of my message, I was wondering what *I* was
doing wrong, not what was wrong with R.

For future reference, the two (system-related) difficulties I
encountered while trying to compile R under Cladera OL2.3 were:

1. An initial error with the fortran compiler g77. This resulted in a
problem at the /.configure stage, when confiugre complained that gcc and
g77 did not agree on the long int format. An updated g77 package for
COL, available at 
solved this problem.

2. The missing package that led to my posting to this list. It can be
found on the COL install CD and is called linux-kernel-include.rpm.

Thanks again for quickly pointing me in the right direction. I'm looking
forward to using R.


Kieran Healy              email: kjhealy at princeton.edu 
Department of Sociology   
Princeton University      
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