[R] R via ssh login on OS X?

James Howison jhowison at syr.edu
Tue Jun 29 19:32:57 CEST 2004

On Jun 29, 2004, at 3:43 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Did you look at the notes on MacOS X in the R-admin manual (as the 
> file asks)?  That would have told you why lapack failed, and I think 
> you
> should redo your build following the advice there.

Clearly I didn't read closely enough.  Thanks for the reminder.  The 
build and check completed successfully as a fully non-root build  with 
this sequence:

Compile f2c and libf2c and put f2c, f2c.h and libf2c.a in $HOME/f2c.  
Run ranlib on libf2c.a

mkdir $HOME/f2c

mkdir ~/Rinstall
mv R-1.9.1.tgz Rinstall/

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/f2c  (So that configure can find the f2c executable)
export LDFLAGS=-L$HOME/f2c/
export CPPFLAGS=-I$HOME/f2c/

./configure --prefix=$HOME/Rinstall/  --with-blas='-framework vecLib' 

make check
make install

are all successful.

Built in this way it has no problems with remote login on OS X.  As I 
said I haven't found problems with remote log-in at at with 1.9.1

Thanks for the help everyone.


> On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, James Howison wrote:
> [...]
>> then did
>> ./configure --prefix=$HOME/Rinstall/ --enable-R-framework=no
>> --with-x=no --with-lapack=no
> Note
>    --with-blas='-framework vecLib' --with-lapack
> is `strongly recommended', and on some versions of MacOS X `appears to 
> be
> the only way to build R'.
>> and then
>> make
>> This basically worked but for some reason lapack was still trying to
>> build and that was failing, so I deleted it from the appropriate
>> makefile and the rest of the compile went fine.  The lapack confusion
>> stopped some of the recommended modules from building but I didn't 
>> need
>> those (just sna which built fine from CRAN).
> [...]
> -- 
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