[R] Compiling R on HP-UX

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Aug 15 22:47:45 CEST 2000

Peter Kleiweg <kleiweg at let.rug.nl> writes:

> Has anyone succeeded in compiling R on HP-UX?
> I'm trying to compile R version 1.1.0 on a HP-UX 10.20
> machine. I run into the following problems:
> I got a compile error on src/unix/X11/rbitmap.c which I solved
> by including setjmp.h. After that, and after editing the
> Makefiles a bit cause gcc en ld can't find all the libraries, I
> finally get it to compile. Then I run "make install", and it
> looks OK. But R won't start. It complains it can't load
> R_X11.sl, which I checked is definately in the place R is
> looking for it. So I recompiled R linking all the sources that
> go into R_X11.sl derictly into R.bin. No R does run, but it
> crashes with a segmentation fault as soon as it tries to open a
> window.

Hmm. My guess would be that you need to work harder on getting dynamic
loading to work. Too much does not work without it. Do you have a
debugger so that you can see what R is trying to do at the point
where it protests?

> Does anyone know about similar problems, and found a
> solutions? I checked the archives for the last year, but
> couldn't find any reference to this type of problem.

I'm fairly sure someone had it working at some point, but HP-UX is not
among the systems we have regular access to.

> And another thing: "configure" on HP-UX says it can't use
> tcl/tk, but it can on Linux. But my Linux and the HP-UX
> machine have identical versions of tcl and tk installed.

That would most likely be a question of being able to find the
libraries and support files rather than the versions themselves

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