[R] Problems with SuSE 6.4

Ragnar Beer rbeer at uni-goettingen.de
Wed Apr 12 18:10:04 CEST 2000

Under SuSE 6.4 everything just went the same as under 6.3 when 
installing from sources. Only after updating Perl to 5.6 the 
helpfiles weren't built any more. But SuSE 6.4 seems to have some 
problems in it's install scripts that result in some symbolic links 
not being set appropriately (you get an error message in yast after 
installation). I couldn't compile mysql anymore at first, only after 
reinstalling Linux or setting the links manually in another case.

--Ragnar Beer

>A friend of mine tried to install R 1.0.0 on a Linux SuSE 6.4 with new
>compilers and new X. First the X-libs could not be found. Using the apropriate
>flags to change the paths for X-libs for configure (deleting first
>configure.cache) did not solve the problem. So he copied the libs
>to the expected /usr/X11/lib/ resp. include (because linking was not possible)
>it compiled fine up to the following error:
>system.c line 106 Invalid asm statement
>invalid register 2 GREC
>Than he changed the xlib-PATH and X-include to the new paths in SuSE 
>6.4 in the
>Makefile, thereafter linking R.X11 failed with a lot of unresolved references.
>My friend finally stopped frustrated to install SuSE 6.4 and went back to SuSE
>6.3 where he had no problems to install R. So this looks rather like a problem
>concerning SuSE than concerning R. But my friend will send an 
>apropriate mail to
>SuSE as well.
>Any suggestions or comments?
>So long,
>PS: I was just told, that there is no problem installing the rpm for 
>SuSE 6.2/3
>on 6.4. But it would be nice to know that compilation is possible as well! ;-)

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