[R] Attempt to access unmapped memory

Alexandre Aguiar asaguiar at spsconsultoria.com
Mon Aug 14 18:53:27 CEST 2006


I am usiing R 2.3.1 under Linux kernel 2.6.11 with libreadline/libhistory 5.1. 
Bothe R and readline were compiled without quircks with gcc 3.3.3 and g77.

Every time I try to edit command line by using del key the following error 

> ipacks <- instaleld.packages()
 *** caught segfault ***
address (nil), cause 'memory not mapped'

Possible actions:
1: abort (with core dump)
2: normal R exit
3: exit R without saving workspace
4: exit R saving workspace
Selection: Segmentation fault

As I have readline 4.3 installed too, I adjusted the symlinks to point to 5.1. 
No problem with bash. This setup works fine in another machine with same OS 
and versions.

Any clues?

Thanks in advance.


Alexandre Aguiar
Independent consultant for medical research
SPS Consultoria
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