[R] Fortran compilation problem

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Mar 30 21:04:20 CEST 2003

You have not given us even minimal information (R version, platform, etc).

My guess is that you installed R from an RPM, and you do not have
(something like) readline-devel installed.  However, this is easily fixed
by editing R_HOME/etc/Makeconf and removing '-lreadline -ldl -lncurses'
from the FLIBS macro.

This has come up many times, so a search of the archives should be

On Sun, 30 Mar 2003, Philippe Hupé wrote:

> Hello,
> I have problem when i am trying to install a package containing fortran source 
> code. I give below the result of installation for one package (I have always 
> the same message : /usr/bin/ld: can not find  -lreadline):
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c akima.new.f -o akima.new.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idbvip.f -o idbvip.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idcldp.f -o idcldp.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idgrid.f -o idgrid.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idlctn.f -o idlctn.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idpdrv.f -o idpdrv.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idptip.f -o idptip.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idptli.f -o idptli.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idsfft.f -o idsfft.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idtang.f -o idtang.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c idxchg.f -o idxchg.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c tripack.f -o tripack.o
> g77 -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c ttidbs.f -o ttidbs.o
> gcc -shared  -o akima.so akima.new.o idbvip.o idcldp.o idgrid.o idlctn.o 
> idpdrv.o idptip.o idptli.o idsfft.o idtang.o idxchg.o tripack.o ttidbs.o  
> -L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.4 -lreadline -ldl -lncurses -lg2c-pic -lm 
> -L/usr/lib/R/bin -lR
> /usr/bin/ld: can not find  -lreadline
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [akima.so] Erreur 1
> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'akima'

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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