[R] R compilation problem on Sun Solaris 2.5.1

Yves Brostaux brostaux.y at fsagx.ac.be
Tue May 13 14:29:52 CEST 2003

Dear members,

Always the same compilation problem. I'm still stuck with my old 
Sun/UltraSparc workstation running Solaris 2.5.1 while installing R.

I downloaded and installed following required and recommanded programs 
before installing R : perl 5.8.0, readline 4.3, gzip 1.3.5, bzip 1.02, zlib 
1.1.4, make 3.80, jpeg 6b, libpng 1.2.4 and gcc 3.2.

This time, I downloaded and unpacked R-patched.tgz to /usr/src and ran
 > ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
 > make

Some time ago, during make execution, I got following error with R 1.7.0 :

initializing class and method definition now... done
Error in gzfile (file, "wb"): unable to open connection
In addition: Warning message:
cannot open compressed file 'usr/share/src/R-1.7.0/library/methods/R/all.rda'
Execution halted

Now with R patched, I get :

dumping R code in package 'methods'
initializing class and method definition now... done
make[4]: *** [../../../library/methods/R/all.rda] Bus error (core dumped)
make[4]: Leaving directory 'usr/share/src/R-patched/src/library/methods'
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory 'usr/share/src/R-patched/src/library/methods'
make[2]: *** [R] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory 'usr/share/src/R-patched/src/library/'
make[1]: *** [R] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory 'usr/share/src/R-patched/src/'
make: *** [R] Error 1

So the problem seems to be this 'all.rda' file. Anybody have any idea about 
what going on here ?

Ir. Yves Brostaux - Statistics and Computer Science Dpt.
Gembloux Agricultural University
8, avenue de la Faculté B-5030 Gembloux (Belgium)
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E-mail : brostaux.y at fsagx.ac.be
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