[R] Atlas shared

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed Oct 2 16:04:15 CEST 2002

> In a FAQ on an ATLAS home page I see that shared libraries are not
> supported, and indeed, when I build from source I only get static
> libraries. R  needs shared libraries (right?!), so how do I get that?
> With Debian (and Windows?) there are no problems, since there are
> prebuilt shared libraries, but how about RedHat? (These are my three
> systems.)
> How do I get shared atlas libraries that work with  R  on RedHat?

You could try to fudge it and simply place the Debian libraries onto 
a RH system, preferably by converting the .deb into a .rpm via the alien 

Or you could study the build process of Debian's atlas package and apply
it to a .rpm.  My recollection from talking to our Atlas maintainer is that
this is not a straightforward process -- so your cost/benefit analysis might
lead you to the first solution.


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