[R] problems when compiling package 'norm'

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Tue Jan 21 22:31:02 CET 2003

On Tue, 21-Jan-2003 at 08:26AM +0000, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

|> See the R-help for yesterday.  You need libreadline-dev or 
|> libreadline-devel installed, and you must have installed from an rpm
|> or you could never have got here.  You can go to R_HOME/etc/Makeconf and
|> delete -lreadline and -lncurses from FLIBS to avoid this.
|> Also, you are using gcc `2.96' and that is known to be broken in various 
|> ways, notably with g77.

I don't quite follow this discussion.  I have had no such problems
with gcc 2.96 on Redhat 7.3, even with norm_1.0-9.tar.gz.

On my system:
$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/g77

There is an update gcc-g77-2.96-113.i386.rpm on the Redhat site but I
don't seem to need that.  Evidently, whatever else is broken in g77,
it is not broken in this way.  Perhaps Mandrake 8.2 uses something
earlier than -112.


Patrick Connolly
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