[R] Compiling R on an Alpha
etptupaf at bs.ehu.es
Tue Jun 20 14:18:22 CEST 2000
> Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 10:40:32 +0100 (BST)
> From: Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> Sender: ripley at auk.stats
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
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> On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, F.Tusell wrote:
> > Sorry to be such a nuisance but after asking for help with compiling
> > R-1.1.0 on an Intel-based machine I now have another problem on the
> > Alpha DS-10 server which my students use.
> Um. Is this running Linux then? If so, what distribution? It might
Yes, Red Hat 6.1.
> > Compilation and instalation proceed perfectly, but when I invoke R I
> > get:
> > [etdx01:bin]$ ./R
> > Fatal error: The X11 shared library could not be loaded.
> > The error was /home/etptupaf/R/lib/R/bin/R_X11.so: undefined symbol: R_GlobalEnv
> > I have read the INSTALL, README, and FAQ files and grep'ed the
> > docs for info on R_Global_Env, but found none.
> R_Global_Env is an exported constant from R.bin. I get (Solaris, but i686
> Linux is similar)
> auk% nm -g R_X11.so
> 0000000000 U .div
> 0000000000 U .rem
> 0000000000 U .udiv
> 0000000000 U .umul
> 0000000000 U C_alloc
> 0000000000 U C_free
> 0000039416 T GetX11Pixel
> 0000014944 T RX11_dataentry
> 0000000000 U R_ExpandFileName
> 0000000000 U R_GlobalEnv
> auk% nm -g R.bin
> 0002008832 B R_GlobalEnv
> So what should happen is that R_GlobalEnv is exported from R.bin
> (specifically, from src/main/main.o, I think) and when R_X11.so is
> dynamically loaded, the symbol is resolved.
> Martyn Plummer has pointed out that on some Linux systems (RH6.2
> specifically) the `undefined symbol' messages are unreliable.
> So you might want to bear that in mind.
I wouldn't mind about the message only, but execution aborts (or
perhaps does not even start).
> BTW, where does make check get to? (The same error I presume.)
> You could also try
> R --gui=none
> and then try loading some libraries. That would indicate if there
> was a general problem with dlopen or something specific to R_X11.so.
I will do that and let you know if I find something. In the mean time,
if any of the developers can think of some relevant change in the
libraries involved, that might be a clue. What puzzles me is that
after the failure with R-1.1.0, I backtracked and installed again
R-1.0.1 with absolutely no problem (and there is also a R_X11.so
Thank you for your help.
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
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