[R] RE: minor installation problems

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon May 17 19:51:34 CEST 1999

On 17 May 1999, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> Martyn Plummer <plummer at iarc.fr> writes:
> > [Moved over from R-devel, because I think it belongs here - MTP]

Well, I have suggested R-Linux is needed, somewhat in jest, as R-help
gets a lot of Linux-only problems.
> > I don't know about problem 1, but problem 2 is caused by you mixing
> > libraries compiled with gcc and egcs. So you should either
> > 1) Remove egcs-1.1 and any other bleeding edge stuff you have installed
> >    and go back to a standard RedHat 5.2 installation, or
> > 2) Upgrade to RedHat 6.0.
> > 
> > There is a known hack for this problem which involves preloading a small
> > shared library containing __register_frame_info, __deregister_frame_info
> > __unregister_frame_info as null functions. I wouldn't do that myself
> > though.
> > 
> Um, I wonder how I've been running EGCS 1.1 for the last six months
> then... I just put /home/sfe/pd/misc/EGCS/bin at the beginning of my
> PATH. Isn't it more likely that Michael has an installation problem or
> needs to compile g++/g77 along with gcc?

Ditto (for less time, but with RH 5.2). I can confirm that the problem 1
occurs with an mal-functioning compiler setup: it happens to me on Solaris
unless the library paths are set up specially.

I think you need compatible gcc/g77, but both from egcs 1.1.2 works for me.
As R is linked with g77, the messages suggest that an older g77 was used.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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