[R] R problem on Solaris

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Jan 26 18:05:02 CET 1999

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 P.S.Craig at durham.ac.uk wrote:

> I have just noticed that the last several versions of R that I have
> compiled all have the problem that functions which use regular
> expressions (gsub, sub and anything which depends on them) do not
> work. In particular, 
> methods(print) 
> either gives an error message or causes a segmentation fault.
> The problem is actually in gsub/sub which either return character(0)
> or cause a segmentation fault.
> I have the problem in one form or another in 0.61.3, 0.62.4 and 0.63.2
> but not in 0.61.1 (you may well wonder why we have so many versions
> simultaneously available!)
> Has anyone else seen this problem on Solaris? For what it's worth my
> build is on Solaris 2.4 using gcc and Sun's f77 with readline enabled
> and X11R6.  I am fairly sure that I also had the same problem with a
> build of 0.62.4 on Solaris 2.5.1.

I haven't ever seen this problem on Solaris 2.5 or 2.6

Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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