[R-SIG-Mac]build R on Mac OS X as a shared library

Stefano Iacus jago@mclink.it
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 19:01:18 +0200

On Lunedì, giugno 3, 2002, at 06:19 , Laetitia Marisa wrote:

> Hello,
> I have been trying to compile R sources in order to use it in java 
> programs. So I have read in the FAQ for the R-Java Interface that R 
> should be built as a shared library (libR.so) by adding to the 
> ./compile command " --enable-R-shlib.
> As a result, I have tried to install it in the unix way proposed but it 
> generated a lot of errors. Then I have tried to install it as it is 
> adviced in the R-1.5.0 -> src ->macintosh-> Install, but it occured to 
> be so difficult that I didn't manage to do what they explain.

what is inside src/macintosh/INSTALL refers to the Carbon build of R. 
This port of R cannot be built as a shared library.

Jan de Leeuw is probably the one who can help you with the Darwin 
version (the unix way). I never built R as a shared library, sorry.


> So did someone succeed in installing R as a shared library that migth 
> take time to explain me in a simple way how to do this.
> Thanks a lot.
> Laetitia
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