[R] Compile R-1.7.0 on Mac OS 10.2.6

Mark E. Perkins perkinsm at bway.net
Tue May 20 13:10:01 CEST 2003

--On Tuesday, May 20, 2003 09:59 +0100 David Orme <d.orme at imperial.ac.uk>

> Hi,
> Thanks for the suggestion but that isn't it. The library is there...
>> [doibook:~] dorme% ls /sw/lib/libiconv.2.dylib
>> /sw/lib/libiconv.2.dylib
> ... but something about the library version is wrong. My version of g77
> was freshly (last week) installed from source using finkcommander; I'm
> using the December 2002 Apple Developer Tools version of gcc.
> David

I don't *think* libiconv is installed with g77. It looks to me as if it's
installed with the fink distribution and base files.On my system,
libiconv.2.dylib is a symlink to /sw/lib/libiconv.2.0.4.dylib
Try this:
        cd /sw/lib && ls -lF libiconv*

Here's what I get:

-> cd /sw/lib && ls -lF libiconv*
-rw-r--r--  1 root  admin  897284 May 19 08:58 libiconv.2.0.4.dylib
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin      20 May 19 09:07 libiconv.2.dylib@ ->
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin      20 May 19 09:07 libiconv.dylib@ ->
-rw-r--r--  1 root  admin     710 May 19 08:58 libiconv.la

Note that these have date and time from yesterday morning, which is the
last time I updated fink. You might try updating fink (I don't use fink
commander, but run 'fink selfupdate-cvs' directly). If *that* doesn't fix
the problem, you might try 'fink update libiconv'.

If updating libiconv still doesn't help, you might try

        fink install r-base

I built R-1.7.0 just last week with no problems. I first installed R via
fink, but uninstalled and went to the CRAN distribution because I wanted
docs in info and other formats (fink r-base only installs the html
versions). I also tend to update fink before I install any new package.

Mark Perkins
perkinsm at bway.net

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