[R] itanium

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Feb 3 04:40:03 CET 2003

On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 01:51:35PM +1100, Rob Dunne wrote:
> I am trying to compile R-1.6.1 on an itanium.
> using either gcc 2.96 or gcc 3.0.4 nad either
> the supplied Redhat blas libs or the supplied code (ie
> wiht the --no-blas option) I get this error.
> Has anyone who has compiled R for the itanium advise
> me on the compilers versions and flags that they used?

Debian's automated building system, covering 11 architecture beyond i386, 
has logs going back until at least Oct 2001.  The page at


shows logs for all builds since R 1.3.1. All of those would have used our
scheme of atlas (at runtime, if available) or else default blas.

IIRC we always imposed at least a gcc 3.0 version on ia64.  We recently
switched to using gcc 3.2.* on every platform, so the point is a little

Hope this helps,  Dirk

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