[R] Atlas shared

Göran Broström gb at stat.umu.se
Wed Oct 2 21:45:46 CEST 2002

I got several answers to my question about shared atlas libraries,
see below, where you also find Dirk Eddelbuettel's answer. I tried his
'lazy' alternative by using 'alien' on my Debian system to get  .rpm
versions of the  .deb  libraries. This worked fine. I had to rebuild
R, though.

Dirk's 'hard work' alternative was also (in essence) suggested by
Douglas Bates, Reid Huntsinger, and Camm Maguire. I haven't tried
it yet, but I may when time permits.

Roger Peng suggested that it should be possible to link with
the _static_ libraries. Haven't checked, and haven't noticed any
reaction to his suggestion either. Would be nice if it worked.

Many thanks to all who answered!


On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> > 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
> program.
> 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.
> Dirk
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