[R] Q: Segmentation fault at all commands ?

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 25 11:56:30 CET 2002

On 25 Nov 2002, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
> > What compiler?
> >
> > RedHat's used of `gcc 2.96' is notorious around here.  Could you try
> > building under an actual released version of gcc if you used `2.96'?
> >
> > BTW, R 1.6.1 is the current version, so why not use it?
> I believe we fixed a bug with the readline stack for 1.6.1, which
> only affected 64-bit systems. That could be the one sticking its head
> up here.
> (Well, only and only --- we found that fixing that bug uncovered
> another one on all systems where the stack isn't dropped on Ctrl-C.)

I run R on two different 64-bit systems (using readline), and that bug did
not occur at startup on those.  Starting R with --no-readline would
check if that is the cause.

R is regularly built and tested on several 64-bit systems, which is why I
suspected the compiler no being 64-bit.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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