[R] R-1.0.0 and Alpha-linux (RH 6.1)
mcneney at cs.sfu.ca
Mon Mar 6 08:50:20 CET 2000
I just resubscribed to r-help after being unsubscribed for a while so
apologies in advance if I missed part of this.
I was having some trouble compiling R using gcc on alpha osf5 (and am
still having some trouble with the native C compiler), but found a
suggestion from Greg Snow to try compiling with the -mieee-with-inexact
flag instead of the default -ieee_with_inexact. I get a similar result to
yours (floating point exception just before the prompt) when I compile
with the default, but it seems to work fine with -mieee-with-inexact
(passes all tests). Don't know if this is relevant to Alpha Linux, but
might be worth a try if you haven't already.
On Sun, 5 Mar 2000 hansel at hansel.moorhead.msus.edu wrote:
> R-1.0.0 still will not run on Alpha-Linux (RH 6.1).
> I have two LX164 machines. One runs RH 6.0, the other RH 6.1. Only
> the RH 6.1 gives problems, at least as far as I have tested.
> First, R-1.0.0 compiles, installs and runs on an LX164 RH 6.0. All the
> checks ran without complaint.
> On the LX164 RH 6.1, it compiles and installs. Running it from the command
> line or running the checks returns a floating point exception. The check
> (make check) output filetests stops with only the floating point
> ([ctest-Ex.Rout] reports Error 136) and then
> Error 2 as make backs up to the top level.
> The error occurs after initialization output and somewhere before a prompt
> On the 6.1 machine, I tried compiling optim.c by hand and relinking (with
> make) as suggested, as suggested by one developer. Same crash, same place.
> FWIW: This same pattern occurs with the netscape compaq released for alpha
> Linux. It runs on RH 6.0 and not on RH 6.1 and crashes with the floating
> point exception.
> There are no compiler errors for R on either platform.
> Compiler is egcs 2.91.66 (from gcc -v) (This is the egcs-1.1.2 release).
> The RH install is pure vanilla at this point. --No upgrades and no
> libraries installed that are relevant.
> (I have private mail to the effect that one other alpha machines (DS10)
> work fine with Rh 6.1.)
> Mark Hansel
> PO Box 41
> Moorhead State University
> Moorhead, MN 56563
> ph: 218-236-2039 fax: 218-236-2593
> email: hansel at mnstate.edu
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