[R] Solaris 10 on amd and R-2.1.0

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 12 18:12:54 CEST 2005

On Thu, 12 May 2005, Vin Everett wrote:

> I am having problems compiling R on a Solaris 10 opteron box we have on
> trial.
> checking for Fortran libraries of g77...  -L/usr/ccs/lib -L/usr/lib -
> L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/i386-pc-solaris2.10/3.3.2 -
> L/usr/ccs/bin -L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/i386-pc-
> solaris2.10/3.3.2/../../.. -lfrtbegin -lg2c -lm -lgcc_s -lfrtbegin: -
> lg2c:
> checking how to get verbose linking output from gcc... -v
> checking for C libraries of gcc...  -L/usr/ccs/lib -L/usr/lib -
> L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/i386-pc-solaris2.10/3.3.2 -
> L/usr/ccs/bin -L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/i386-pc-
> solaris2.10/3.3.2/../../.. -lgcc_eh
> checking for dummy main to link with Fortran libraries... unknown
> configure: error: linking to Fortran libraries from C fails
> See `config.log' for more details.
> I have installed gcc from sunfreeware

Did you also install the GNU binutils from there?

> Looks like the following are not found:-
> configure:26575: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 -I/usr/local/include -
> L/usr/local/lib conftest.c -
> ldl -lm   -lg2c -lm -lgcc_s -lfrtbegin: -lg2c: >&5
> ld: fatal: library -lg2c: not found
> ld: fatal: library -lfrtbegin:: not found
> ld: fatal: library -lg2c:: not found
> ld: fatal: File processing errors. No output written to conftest
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> configure:26581: $? = 1
> configure: failed program was:
> | /* confdefs.h.  */
> Any idea where to get them from ?

I've tried to reassemble the line, and I get

checking for Fortran libraries of g77...  -L/usr/ccs/lib -L/usr/lib
-L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/i386-pc-solaris2.10/3.3.2
-L/usr/ccs/bin -L/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/i386-pc-solaris2.10/3.3.2/../../..
-lfrtbegin -lg2c -lm -lgcc_s -lfrtbegin: -lg2c:

Now, the problem is those trailing colons: I have no idea what they mean
and nor it seems does gcc. (I don't see where -lg2c:: comes from.)

It should be possible to work around this, by setting

FLIBS=-lg2c -lm -lgcc_s

e.g. in config.site and re-configuring.

That is a somewhat old version of gcc: I suggest you use it to compile
3.4.3 from the sources and see if that works better.

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