[R] RPM of R-1.2.1 for RH 7?

apjaworski@mmm.com apjaworski at mmm.com
Tue Jan 23 21:11:23 CET 2001

>> apjaworski at mmm.com said:
>> The gcc-2.96 compiler has actually been fixed a couple of months ago.
>> The current RPM version is 2.96-69.
> What about RH g77? It used to produce broken shared libraries which
> R, back in the official Gnu compiler collection in RH6.x series. Is that
> in gcc-"2.96" of RH 7? (That is, should I upgrade to RH7 although I first
> thought it is better to stay far away from RH7.0 and gcc-"2.96").
> cheers, jo
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Here is what the compiler update installed/updated on my machine.


The g77 is there but I do not know what the changes to it were.  All I know
is that on my Linux box (266MHz Pentium MMX, generic MB and video card)
this compiler compiled the whole R-1.2.1 distribution with no problems.
(This included the g77 compilations.)  All tests passed.  I could also
compile and check several packages.  Moreover, I could compile the Matrix
package with no problems, whereas I had problems with it using gcc-2.95.2

 As Prof. Ripley remarked, the gcc-2.96 compiler suite is not an official
release.   The 2.95.2 is recommended for production work.  The 2.96 version
is reported to have problems with C++ code but I could not verify that
these problems were fixed in the upgrade.  Again, I know that I can
compile, for example, the whole QT-2.2.2 tutorial without a single warning,
but this of course does not prove anything.



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