[R] RE: minor installation problems

Michael Hohn hohn at math.utah.edu
Mon May 17 20:34:00 CEST 1999

Thanks for all the replies.  Some of them (with my info added) follow.

> > I don't know about problem 1, but problem 2 is caused by you mixing
> > libraries compiled with gcc and egcs. 

This has crossed my mind.  I do not know which packages on my system
(if any) depend on a particular version of libstdc++, so I have not
removed any of them.

> > ... 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

I had already removed all older versions of g77, gcc, and g++.

> > 2) Upgrade to RedHat 6.0.

Maybe when it reaches 6.2 :)

> 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

Maybe... But many other packages using the
	./configure ; make all check install
sequence have installed without problems, e.g. Python, Tcl, Ocaml.
Most importantly, my prior R version ( R-63-? ) installed cleanly.

> needs to compile g++/g77 along with gcc?

They were all compiled together.  From g77 -v:
	g77 version egcs-2.91.60 19981201 (egcs-1.1.1 release) (from
	FSF-g77 version 0.5.24-19980804)
Similar output from gcc and g++

>> ...
>> 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 will try installing on Solaris next...

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