[R] Problem compiling R1.3.1 on an Alpha after upgrading the readline and ncurses libraries.

Patrick Lindsey patrick.lindsey at luc.ac.be
Thu Oct 18 14:57:19 CEST 2001

Hi everyone,
  I have just installed new version of ncurses (5.2) and readline (4.2) on
the Alpha I use. I tried compiling R from scratch (ie. I moved the version
I had to another place and uncompressed R 1.3.1 again, then ran the configure
script and make). Unfortunately, I get the following error message when it
tries to make R.bin. Did I do something wrong when I updated these libraries?
Should I install other versions of these?
 Here is the error I get:

g77 -mieee  -g -O2 -c xxxpr.f -o xxxpr.o
gcc   -o R.bin  CConverters.o Rdynload.o RNG.o apply.o arithmetic.o array.o attrib.o bind.o builtin.o character.o coerce.o colors.o complex.o connections.o context.o cov.o cum.o dcf.o datetime.o debug.o devPS.o devPicTeX.o deparse.o deriv.o devices.o dotcode.o dstruct.o duplicate.o envir.o errors.o eval.o format.o fourier.o gram.o gram-ex.o graphics.o internet.o iosupport.o lapack.o list.o logic.o main.o match.o memory.o model.o names.o objects.o optim.o optimize.o options.o par.o paste.o platform.o plot.o plot3d.o plotmath.o print.o printarray.o printvector.o printutils.o random.o regex.o relop.o saveload.o scan.o seq.o size.o sort.o source.o split.o subassign.o subscript.o subset.o summary.o unique.o util.o version.o vfonts.o xxxpr.o ../unix/libunix.a ../appl/libappl.a ../nmath/libnmath.a   -lg2c -lm -L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/alphaev6-dec-osf4.0f/2.95.2 -L/usr/lib/cmplrs/cc -L/usr/local/lib -lm  -L/home/lucg5606/Local/lib  -lz -lreadline -lncurses -lm
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [R.bin] Error 1

Here are the details of my system:

platform alphaev6-dec-osf4.0f
arch     alphaev6            
os       osf4.0f             
system   alphaev6, osf4.0f   
major    1                   
minor    3.1                 
year     2001                
month    08                  
day      31                  
language R                   

I must also say that I compiled myself the ncurses and readline libraries...
perhaps have I done something wrong there... Does anyone know where I can find
precompiled version of these libraries for my system?

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