[R] Atlas shared

Camm Maguire camm at enhanced.com
Wed Oct 2 16:26:53 CEST 2002

Greetings!  What Doug said is right -- you can just unpack the debian
sources and run debian/rules build to see what happens.  In most
cases, this will actually run several prebuilt 'build-records', and
won't time anything on your box at all.  We need this to play nicely
with the autobuilders.  If you want to do the timing, execute
'fakeroot debian/rules custom'.  Most of this is explained in the
README.Debian file.

P.S. -- is there a reason not to just use Debian?

Take care,

Douglas Bates <bates at stat.wisc.edu> writes:

> G=F6ran Brostr=F6m <gb at stat.umu.se> writes:
> > 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.)
> >=20
> > How do I get shared atlas libraries that work with  R  on RedHat?
> I believe that Camm Maguire, the Debian maintainer of the atlas2
> packages, tweaked the makefile for atlas to produce shared libraries.
> The atlas developers don't like shared libraries because position
> independent code takes a performance hit.  Their objective is to get
> the absolute best performance so they only produce static libraries.
> You may want to get the sources for the Debian atlas packages and look
> at what Camm does in the makefile.  I am Cc:'ing Camm on this reply in
> case he wants to add anything.

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