[R] Problems compiling R under AIX 4.3

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 25 14:08:48 CET 2005

On Fri, 25 Nov 2005 hacker-24 at versanet.de wrote:

> Hi,
> I have problems compiling R 2.2.0 under AIX 4.3 with GCC and xlf95 (FORTRAN)
> Compilers.

Did you check out the R-admin manual?  That suggests you need


which you do not seem to have.  Note also the report there that you cannot 
successfully build 2.2.0 under AIX 4.3, and therefore you are advised to 
try R-patched.

Probably the R-devel list would be more appropriate for this topic, and it 
is essential that you do tell us exactly what you did.

> here the error message I got:
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mau/sy/R-2.2.0/src/modules/X11'
> make[1]: `Makedeps' is up to date.
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mau/sy/R-2.2.0/src/modules/X11'
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mau/sy/R-2.2.0/src/modules/X11'
> /usr/local/bin/gcc -Wl,-bM:SRE -Wl,-H512 -Wl,-T512 -Wl,-bnoentry -Wl,-bexpall
> -Wl,-bI:../../../etc/R.exp -L/usr/local/lib -o R_X11.so  dataentry.lo devX11.lo
> rotated.lo rbitmap.lo  -lSM -lICE -lX11  -ljpeg -lpng -lz
> /usr/local/lib/gcc/powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/3.4.3/../../../../powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/bin/ld:
> -static and -shared may not be used together
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[1]: *** [R_X11.so] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mau/sy/R-2.2.0/src/modules/X11'
> make: *** [R] Error 2
> I do not see where I use -dynamic and/or -static.
> If I use the IMB linker I got:
> with IBM linker (ld):
> $ ld -b32 -L/usr/local/lib -o R_X11.so  dataentry.lo devX11.lo rotated.lo
> rbitmap.lo  -lSM -lICE -lX11  -ljpeg -lpng -lz
> ld: 0711-327 WARNING: Entry point not found: __start
> ld: 0711-244 ERROR: No csects or exported symbols have been saved.
> Any help are welcome - Is there anybody with the same configuration (AIX
> 4.3,gcc,xlf95) and has build a working R ?

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