[R] png and jpeg libs for Solaris: Summary

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Fri Nov 2 23:53:27 CET 2001

Thank you; this is helpful.

>On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Don MacQueen wrote:
>>  I'm also having trouble installing R 1.3.1 on Solaris and getting png
>>  and jpeg support.
>>  It looks like perhaps the png and jpeg libraries I installed weren't
>>  built with all the support R needs.
>>  If that's the case I'd appreciate confirmation. Or perhaps there's
>>  something else I can do?
>>  (with all the details I've included this message is rather long)
>For png, the symbol missing is not one the configure test is looking for,
>so it seems your png library is incomplete.  I'd rebuild it.  It's also
>strange since on Solaris it would be normal to have a shared library.

The version I used is libpng-1.2.0-sol7-sparc-local
The libraries I used were the ones installed by that package 
(pre-compiled, however; looks like I will have to try building them 
myself). Or perhaps I should try to get v 1.0.11.

>For jpeg, I think you are seeing a consequence of the incomplete libpng.a,
>which you can't link *anything* against.  To stress this: it is not that
>it is missing things R needs but that it is missing things it needs
>Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
>Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA
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