[R-SIG-Mac] vecLib and building R from source

Kjell Konis konis at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 2 03:44:14 CEST 2005

> You should also want to remove from the configure flags the options  
> to build R as a framework and just set --enable-shlib

'./configure --help' doesn't mention --enable-shlib.  Did you mean -- 

> In the end, given that you are using gcc-dp (darwin ports?) you  
> should also run make check after building R to assess the  
> reliability of your build.

Will do.

> Please, let us know your progresses here, we can put notes on the R  
> for OS X FAQ.
> I understand your idea of a "pure" darwin (i.e.not necessarily aqua  
> & core foundation based) build, but I strongly believe that a "out- 
> of-the-box" configure and build on OS X must rely on apple's tools  
> as well on open source tools as much as possible (and IBM compilers  
> aren't for free at the moment)

I just checked and the IBM compilers do support -framework.  It looks  
like the moral is turning out to be if you want to build R on macosx  
you need a compiler that supports -framework.


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