[R-SIG-Mac] Building packages under R >= 2.7.0 (issue with gcc-4.2)

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon Jun 2 15:16:06 CEST 2008


I'm sorry but somehow I have no idea what you're talking about. Your  
package "actuar" (in the most recent version 0.9-7 on CRAN) passes  
"make check" with R 2.7.0 and it is available in binary form from CRAN  
as well, see:


more comments inline:

On Jun 1, 2008, at 1:50 AM, Vincent Goulet wrote:

> My package checked and buit fine under 2.6.2 on Leopard 10.5.2.  
> Under 2.7.0, 2.7.0 patched (2008-05-29) and R-devel (2008-05-30) it  
> always fails at the "checking whether package 'actuar' can be  
> installed"  step. The 00install.log tells me that R tried to call  
> gcc-4.2, which I don't have. It is my understanding from reading the  
> documentation that this version of gcc is not mandatory. I have  
> XCode v. 3.0 installed.

The compiler used in the released versions is gcc (which is by default  
gcc-4.0 even if you installed gcc-4.2). You can map gcc to gcc-4.2 if  
you desire so, but that is a non-standard setup.

> Furthermore, I noticed that, for 2.7.0, the /Library/Frameworks/ 
> R.framework/Resources/etc/*/Makeconf files refer to gcc for i386 and  
> ppc, and to gcc-4.2 on x86_64. For 2.7.0 patched and R-devel, the  
> Makeconf files refer to gcc-4.2 on all architectures.

Not in the official binaries that I am releasing:

CC = gcc -arch ppc -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx- 
version-min=10.4 -std=gnu99

CC = gcc -arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx- 
version-min=10.4 -std=gnu99

> I can't see what I did wrong, but then I'm certainly not the first  
> one to compile a package from source since the release of 2.7.0. Any  
> help would be appreciated.

You'll have to tell us exactly which R build are you using. CRAN  
binaries are clearly not configured the way you are describing, so you  
must be using some custom or experimental build in which case you're  
on you own ...

Nonetheless, even in the case of using gcc-4.2 your package installs,  
so I have no idea what you are concerned about.


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