[R] Compiling R with --enable-R-shlib for rpy2 error

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu May 13 17:30:21 CEST 2010

On 13.05.2010 11:45, Padma TAN wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to compile R with the command below in order to install rpy2.
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/R/R-2.9.2 --with-gnu-ld --with-cairo
> --with-x --enable-R-shlib
> However, error the I have gotten was:
> /usr/bin/ld: CConverters.o: relocation R_X86_64_32S against `R_FunTab' can
> not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> CConverters.o: could not read symbols: Bad value
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[3]: *** [libR.so] Error 1
> I don't really understand the error message. Is there anything I can change
> to compile properly so that I can install rpy2?
> Please help. Thanks in advance! :)
> Regards,
> Padma
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Note the last sentence above and try again, i.e. use a recent version of 
R and report the version number as well as the OS and the compilers in use.

Uwe Ligges

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