[R] building R 1.7.0 with gcc 3.2.3 on Solaris

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 13 19:04:00 CEST 2003

On Tue, 13 May 2003, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> It turns out that this problem was caused by compiling gcc on SunOS 5.6 
> and then trying to use it on SunOS 5.8. (Sys admins like to compile 
> things on 5.6, as the apps then usually run on both 5.6 and 5.8.) With 

Not gcc: gcc compiled under Solaris 2.6 is wrong for 2.7 or 2.8.  
Compiled under 2.7 works on 2.8 though, although I would not recommend it.

There are quite a lot of other exceptions ....

> gcc compiled and used on SunOS 5.8,  R 1.7.0 compiles and everything 
> runs fine. (So far I have only tried R as a 32 bit application.) I still 
> need to set LDFLAGS or the C and Fortran don't mix.

Rather, Fortran should not run at all, so perhaps you are picking up the 
wrong copy of -lg2c?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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