[R] Problem with R INSTALL locfit on DEC alphaev56-dec-osf4.0d

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 31 16:00:54 CEST 2000

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Marcus Eger wrote:

> Dear all,
> usually I work under linux, but I tried to install R-1.1.1 on
> our alpha's which worked well.
> However, installation of the locfit package produced the following
> warning:
> ---------%<----------------
> Installing package `locfit' ...
>  libs
> /vol/bin/gcc -I/vol/math/R/include  -I/usr/local/include -mieee    -g
> -O2 -c S_e
> nter.c -o S_enter.o
> S_enter.c: In function `basis':
> S_enter.c:39: warning: passing arg 3 of `call_R' from incompatible
> pointer type
> ...
> /usr/bin/ld:
> Warning: Unresolved:
> call_R
> ----------%<----------------
> By the way, the installation finishes with no errors, but locfit does
> not work.

Loader is using char ** like call_S, whereas call_R has void **,
but it is only a warning.  call_R should be exported by R.bin.

> A similar thing happens with KernSmooth:
> ----------%<----------------
> Warning: Unresolved:
> dqrdc_
> dqrsl_
> dscal_
> daxpy_
> dswap_
> idamax_
> ddot_
> I wonder which libraries are missing...

None. Those link against your R executable, which should be exporting them,
or your blas library if you used one.  (If you did the latter, check
it does appear on the build line for the shared library.)

My suspicion is that your ld is warning about unsatisfied symbols
on shared libraries. There is a way to turn that off, but it does not

Now, does KernSmooth work, and what does `locfit does not work' mean?
That's about the most dreaded phrase in a tech support call or a bug

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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