[R] cluster & mgcv update

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Sep 30 14:20:57 CEST 2003

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 02:04:23PM +0200, Martin Wegmann wrote:
> > You need to add atlas2-base-dev:
> >
> > $ apt-get install atlas2-base-dev
> I installed atlas2-base-dev and g77 but know I get the error messages pasted 
> below. Both (cluster and mgcv) requires lfrtbegin, but that does not seem to 
> be programm which I can install via apt-get. 


When R is built, certain configure values are recorded, see (on Debian) the
files in /etc/R/:

edd at homebud:/etc/R> grep frtb * 
Makeconf:FLIBS =  -L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-linux/3.3.2
-L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-linux/3.3.2/../../.. -lfrtbegin -lg2c-pic -lm -lgcc_s

If your Makeconf has values stored that your system doesn't have, then you
may have a mismatch between the compiler used for building R (i.e. the
binary you got yourself) and the one currently installed to build the package.

Let's discuss off-line exactly what Debian 'flavour' and gcc/g77 versions
you are using.  

One way out for you would be to rebuild R locally. We can discuss that too.


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