[R] configure for R-0.65

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Sep 1 21:22:27 CEST 1999

"William D. McCoy" <wdmccoy at geo.umass.edu> writes:

> I am trying to compile R-0.65 on a Sparc 20.  I have gcc and I 
> have SC4.0.  I used gcc to compile R-0.64.2 in July with no problems.
> Now when I run configure for R-0.65 I get the following message:
> >checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... no
> >configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler
> cannot create executables.
> and then configure exits.  I had no such problem with any previous R
> configure script.  Any ideas?

a) make sure there is no config.cache or similar items floating
b) look into config.log for clues, this will tell you the exact
command that failed and there's likely also a conftest.xxx file

..and watch out for stray environment variables and write protected

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