[R] R and glibc-2.1.1

Robert.King@mailbox.gu.edu.au Robert.King at mailbox.gu.edu.au
Tue Jun 8 01:39:03 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

This is because /usr/local/bin/R is a script.  Try stepping through the
commands in the script at the command line and gdb and/or ldd on the binary.

>   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.
Robert King, Australian Environmental Studies, Griffith University, Australia
3875 6677   Robert.King at mailbox.gu.edu.au   http://www.ens.gu.edu.au/robertk/

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