[R] Installing 2.4.0

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 22 09:06:34 CET 2006

These are old compilers (2.95.3 is really old, much older than your OS).
Are they really built for Solaris 10?  The underlying problem in both 
cases seems to be a mismatch between your OS and your compiler, something 
discussed in the R-admin manual as a problem on Solaris.

I would suggest getting a current version of gcc for Solaris 10 and using 
that.  (www.freesunware.com has 3.4.6, and that works for us on Solaris 

On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Denise Mauldin wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to install R 2.4.0 on a SunOS 5.10 Generic_118833-24 sun4v
> sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-T200 machine.  The machine has gcc version 3.3.2 and
> gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release).  When I try to compile using 3.3.2
> I get an error with signal.h included from dcigettext.c.  When I compile
> using gcc 2.95.3 I get an error with va_copy.
> "Undefined symbol va_copy first referenced in file connections.o
> ld: fatal: Symbol referencing errors.
> No output written to R.bin
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status"
> A friend suggested this was an error with stdarg.h and so I searched
> through the gcc2.95.3 directories and found a version of it and tried to
> include it using the -I and -L arguments to gcc, but this results in the
> same error.  I've tried using both the R-2.4.0 (R-latest) and R-patched
> gzip source files.
> Is there any additional information that you need in order to
> help me?  What steps should I take to solve this problem?
> Thanks,
> Denise
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