[R] core dump during make check when building 64-bit R on Solaris8/9

CHAN Chee Seng chancs at gis.a-star.edu.sg
Fri Dec 3 04:38:59 CET 2004

Hi All,

Thanks for all the replies.  As mentioned in first mail I am using Sun
Studio 8, which is giving me the problem.  I am glad that there are
people who got this to work.  However SS8 is all I have right now and
since there is a problem I would like to get this fixed somehow.

And Peter,

Yes, that's looks like the problem that I am facing (SEGV and the stack
My cc -V looks like this:

cc: Sun C 5.5 2003/03/12

I am using /opt/SUNWspro/lib/v9/libsunperf.so.4.  And I am not aware of
the difference between v9, v9a and v9b.

Can you write/send me the standalone program to show the problem so I
can send to some Sun people that I know?

BTW, how did you run R under dbx?  (Sorry but I am not familiar with
using dbx.)  I get this error:

Fatal error: R home directory is not defined


Chee Seng

-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 7:08 PM
To: Peter Dalgaard
Cc: CHAN Chee Seng; r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R] core dump during make check when building 64-bit R on

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>> We know of at least two builds which successfully used libsunperf,
>> (mine) with Studio ONE 7 and one with 9.  So this may well be a
>> problem with your particular compiler suite.
> Or maybe libsunperf version issues. The one that caused me trouble was

libsunperf *is* part of the compiler suite, as your path below shows.

> this one
> /opt/FD8/SUNWspro/lib/v9b/libsunperf.so.4
> (on the DTU machines)

I am using


The precise architecture selected comes into play, too (v9 vs v9b).

My point was that we do know of working examples.

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