[R] segfault with readDCF on R 3.1.2 on AIX 6.1 when using install.packages

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Tue Nov 11 19:06:25 CET 2014

Perhaps you are not using a compatible compiler. I believe this is off-topic for this mailing list, though.. see the Posting Guide.
Jeff Newmiller                        The     .....       .....  Go Live...
DCN:<jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us>        Basics: ##.#.       ##.#.  Live Go...
                                      Live:   OO#.. Dead: OO#..  Playing
Research Engineer (Solar/Batteries            O.O#.       #.O#.  with
/Software/Embedded Controllers)               .OO#.       .OO#.  rocks...1k
Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

On November 11, 2014 8:10:49 AM PST, Vinh Nguyen <vinhdizzo at gmail.com> wrote:
>Dear list,
>I was able to successfully compile R on our AIX box at work using the
>GNU compilers following the instructions on the R Administration
>guide.  The output can be seen at here
>(https://gist.github.com/nguyenvinh/504321ea9c89d8919bef) and yields
>no errors .
>However, I get a segfault whenever I try to use the install.packages
>function to install packages.  Using debug, I was able to trace it to
>the readDCF function:
>debug: if (!all) return(.Internal(readDCF(file, fields, keep.white)))
>debug: return(.Internal(readDCF(file, fields, keep.white)))
> *** caught segfault ***
>address 4, cause 'invalid permissions'
>Possible actions:
>1: abort (with core dump, if enabled)
>2: normal R exit
>3: exit R without saving workspace
>4: exit R saving workspace
>Was curious if anyone has a clue on why such error exists or what I
>could do to fix it?  I'm able to install packages via R CMD INSTALL,
>but I would hate to have to manually determine dependencies, download
>the source for each package, and install them "by hand" via R CMD
>INSTALL.  Would be great to get this resolved.  Thank you for your
>-- Vinh
>R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide
>and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

More information about the R-help mailing list