[R-pkg-devel] Package or namespace load failed: undefined symbol

Ralf Stubner r@||@@tubner @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Sep 25 09:23:28 CEST 2019

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 12:10 PM Sameh M. Abdulah
<sameh.abdulah using kaust.edu.sa> wrote:
> I am uploading my R package to CRAN. One of the dynamic libraries the package requires depends on LAPACKE library which usually integrated with BLAS and CBLAS in the same .so file (as I understand). CRAN has OpenBLAS already installed on the system. However, this OpenBLAS library does not maintain implementation of LAPACKE library. Thus, I have modified my configure file to install a standalone OpenBLAS library to use it.
> The problem that my installation has successfully passed, however, CRAN fails in loading my package giving me this error:
> /srv/hornik/tmp/CRAN/exageostatr.Rcheck/exageostatr/lib/libcoreblas.so: undefined symbol: LAPACKE_slarfb_work

This looks as if you are building OpenBLAS as a /dynamic/ library
installed in your package directory. This cannot work since the
run-time linker will not search your package directory for dynamic
libraries. You could build OpenBLAS as a /static/ library instead.
However, I am unsure why you want to build OpenBLAS in the first
place, since any R package can reliably link with the BLAS and LAPACK
versions used by R. See WRE on Makevars, BLAS_LIBS etc. for details.


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