[R] compile R with ACML support | RHEL 4

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jul 23 09:12:28 CEST 2006

I doubt if /opt/acml3.5.0/gnu/lib is in your library path (it might be in 
your ldcache paths).  So you need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH or supply -L....

Look in config.log to find out what actually happened.

BTW: this was more of an R-devel question than R-help.

On Sat, 22 Jul 2006, Evan Cooch wrote:

> Greetings -
> I'm trying to compile R under GNU/Linux (RHEL 4) on a multi-Opteron box, 
> with ACML support.
> First, I downloaded and installed ACML 3.5 - GNU version, although I'm 
> not entirely sure what the differences are - from the AMD website. The 
> ACML libraries were installed to /opt/acml3.5.0/
> Second, I ran ./configure --with-blas='-lacml'      
> The configure went fine, except that at the end of the output, it 
> reports that readline is the only external library configured.
> External libraries: readline
> OK, so next, I try
> ./configure --with-lapack
> Same think - only readline is referenced.
> So, clearly, I'm missing a particular step. I'm guessing that I need to 
> change some environment variable (or two), or tweak something at some 
> other stage, to get R to properly reference the ACML libraries. I'm 
> puzzled why --with-blas='-acml' doesn't do the trick?
> Suggestions? Pointers to the obvious mistake?
> Thanks...

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