[R] Compiling R 1.8.x under Solaris 9

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 19 19:22:38 CET 2003

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Emmanuel Paradis wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am trying to compile R-1.8.0 and R-1.8.1-beta (as 19-11-2003) under 
> Solaris 9 using the Sun compilers. './configure' fails; the last lines of 
> the display are:
> checking whether we can compute C Make dependencies... yes, using cc -M
> checking whether cc supports -c -o FILE.lo... yes
> checking how to get verbose linking output from f77... -v
> checking for Fortran 77 libraries...  -L/usr/local/lib -R/opt/SUNWspro/lib 
> -L/opt/SUNWspro/lib -L/opt/SUNWspro/WS6/lib
>   -L/usr/ccs/lib -L/usr/lib -lF77 -lM77 -lsunmath -lm -lcx
> checking for dummy main to link with Fortran 77 libraries... none
> checking for Fortran 77 name-mangling scheme... lower case, underscore, no 
> extra underscore
> checking whether f77 appends underscores to external names... yes
> checking whether mixed C/Fortran code can be run... configure: WARNING: 
> cannot run mixed C/Fortan code
> configure: error: Maybe check LDFLAGS for paths to Fortran libraries?
> I have tried to set LDFLAGS to different values but with no success. I have 
> looked in the archives but found no solution. Is there a problem with the 
> Solaris compilers? (Others seem to have rather used GCC under Solaris 9.) 
> Any help will be appreciated.

This does work, and is covered in the R-admin manual.  Surely you did 
check there, so your comments surprise me.

First, look at config.log for any hints.
Second, check you can actually compile and run a simple Fortran program.

My guess is that your SunPro Fortran installation is incomplete, something 
we have seen a couple of times.  It is possible that you need to use
f95 to interwork with SunPro cc, and you do to use libsunperf, for 

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