[R-SIG-Mac]build of 1.7.0 fails on OS X

Alex Buerkle buerkla at uwec.edu
Mon Apr 21 11:49:45 MEST 2003

For the first time in a while I tried building R on OS X.

The configure of R-1.7.0 completed, but the build fails with error 
below.  This error was reported in June 2002, but none of the suggested 
fixes resolves the issue for me 

Anyone have any suggestions (other than installing the binaries from 

Thanks, Alex Buerkle

./configure  R_PAPERSIZE="letter" CPPFLAGS="-I/sw/include" \
LDFLAGS="-L/sw/lib/" --enable-R-shlib --with-x \
--with-blas='-framework vecLib' \


R is now configured for powerpc-apple-darwin6.5

   Source directory:          .
   Installation directory:    /usr/local

   C compiler:                gcc  -g -O2
   C++ compiler:              g++  -g -O2
   Fortran compiler:          g77  -g -O2

   Interfaces supported:      X11, tcltk
   External libraries:        readline, BLAS(generic), LAPACK(in blas)
   Additional capabilities:   JPEG, bzip2, PCRE
   Options enabled:           shared library, R profiling

   Recommended packages:      yes



making strdup.d from strdup.c
making strncasecmp.d from strncasecmp.c
making vsnprintf.d from vsnprintf.c
gcc   -I../../src/extra/pcre -no-cpp-precomp -I. -I../../src/include 
-I../../src/include -I/sw/include -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -g -O2 -c 
CConverters.c -o CConverters.o
gcc   -I../../src/extra/pcre -no-cpp-precomp -I. -I../../src/include 
-I../../src/include -I/sw/include -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -g -O2 -c 
Rdynload.c -o Rdynload.o
Rdynload.c: In function `R_FindSymbol':
Rdynload.c:1036: `CFunTab' undeclared (first use in this function)
Rdynload.c:1036: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
Rdynload.c:1036: for each function it appears in.)
make[3]: *** [Rdynload.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [R] Error 2
make[1]: *** [R] Error 1
make: *** [R] Error 1


OS X 10.2.5

gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/libexec/gcc/darwin/ppc/3.1/specs
Thread model: posix
Apple Computer, Inc. GCC version 1151, based on gcc version 3.1 
20020420 (prerelease)

g77 -v
Reading specs from /sw/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-apple-darwin6.2/3.1/specs
Configured with: ../gcc3/configure --prefix=/sw --enable-languages=f77 
Thread model: single
Apple Computer, Inc. GCC version 1151, based on gcc version 3.1 
20020420 (prerelease)

dpkg -s dlcompat
Package: dlcompat
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: libs
Maintainer: Peter O'Gorman <peter at pogma.com>
Source: dlcompat
Version: 20021117-1
Depends: dlcompat-shlibs (= 20021117-1)
Description: Dynamic loading compatibility library
  dlcompat provides the dlopen() interface for dynamic loading of
  modules for applications that need it. It was written by
  Jorge Acereda and Peter O'Gorman.
  Maintainer: Peter O'Gorman <peter at pogma.com>

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