[R] Compiling R on an Alpha

Naoki Takebayashi ntakebay at bio.indiana.edu
Tue Jun 20 17:28:44 CEST 2000


After you do ./configure, check if it is properly configured.  In my case,
I was getting the problem you mentioned because the configure script did
not recognize my machine (Alpha 21164PC). This problem is already reported
to r-devel.  I guess DS-10 is 21264?? Then, it should be recognized as ev6
or ev67?  Check the very begining of the output of ./configure and it
should say something like:

checking host system type... alphapca56-unknown-linux-gnu

If it says "failed to recognized ev67", try ./configure --host=alpha.

I assume you are using Linux on the alpha. If your system is rpm based,
there is a prebuit rpm of most recent R.  



Naoki Takebayashi     <ntakebay at bio.indiana.edu>
--- Dept. of Biology, Indiana University, Jordan Hall 142
--- 1001 E. Third St. Bloomington, IN 47405-3700 USA

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.
> 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

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