[R] R and glibc-2.1.1

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Jun 7 15:18:57 CEST 1999

Robert Burrows <rbb at nebiometrics.com> writes:

> I recently upgraded my glibc from 2.0.7 to 2.1.1 and now I cannot get R to
> start. I get
>   		<snip>
>   This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu"...
>   "/usr/local/bin/R": not in executable format: File format not recognized
>   Core was generated by `/usr/local/lib/R/bin/R.binary'.
>   Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
>   #0  0x40188ab3 in ?? ()
> This is with RedHat 5.1, kernel 2.2.1. I got glibc-2.1.1 from the GNU web
> site and compiled it myself, then recompiled and installed R.
> Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Hmm. If you want to live on the bleeding edge... 

There are many things that can have gone wrong, various binutils not
quite compatible with glibc-2.1.x, etc. RedHat6.0 is known to be a
workable platform for R, so I doubt that it is glibc-2.1 alone that is
causing you pain.

One thing that might point you at the source of the problem is to try
running R under gdb (start it with "bin/R -d gdb", then type run).
That might at least give you an indication of which routine is blowing

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