[R] error in loading shared libraries

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sun Sep 19 22:15:56 CEST 1999

royle at penguin.irm.r9.fws.gov writes:

> Hi Folks,
> I have been using R for many months on my Intel box running RH 5.1
> and just recently have run into the following problem:
> /home/royle> R
> /usr/local/share/R/bin/R.binary: error in loading shared libraries: /usr/local/share/R/bin/R.binary: undefined symbol: __setfpucw
> Can someone advise me on how to fix this problem?  
> I haven't modified my system at all, other than to install Octave
> and Scilab (and an add-on package for Octave).

Are you *sure* you didn't install glibc2 as part of that? People
generally bump into that error by upgrading to RH6.0. If you are lazy,
there is a workaround involving a dummy entry for __setfpucw, which I
posted on one of the R lists a while ago. 

$ cat > dummy.c
$ gcc -shared -o dummy.so dummy.c
$ LD_PRELOAD=$PWD/dummy.so R

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