[R] Compiling R on RS6000 AIX 4.3

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Jul 12 11:14:34 CEST 2000

>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Cameron <peter.cameron at enscitech.com> writes:

    Peter> I've been searching through the R help archives and came across
    Peter> only one AIX compilation question in March, which received no
    Peter> public responses. I'm currently having the same problems with
    Peter> the "Illegal instruction" and core dump of running R 1.0.1 on
    Peter> AIX 4.3.

    Peter> Firstly, the R distribution was missing some FORTRAN routines,
You didn't search enough.

    Peter> which I found on the net and added, by modifying
    Peter> src/appl/Makefile.in and src/appl/ROUTINES (otherwise ld
    Peter> complains about missing symbols). The ten routines were: dasum,
    Peter> daxpy, dcopy, ddot, dnrm2, drot, drotg, dscal, dswap and
    Peter> idamax. (I found this strange. I would have thought that all
    Peter> necessary core files should have been included??)

Yes, they are all in src/appl/blas.f  
(since they are part of famous BLAS).

    Peter> It then compiled with gcc 2.95.2 and g77, but the 'make test'
    Peter> dumps core, when running R.

    Peter> I've just tried compiling R 1.1.0, and it's throwing out a lot
    Peter> of errors about missing C routine symbols.

Consider sending a proper bug report to R-bugs or R-devel

    Peter> Has anyone compiled and succesfully run R on AIX 4.3.3?
(wondering too)
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