R-alpha: lbeta, ctrl-C and crashes

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 27 Jun 1997 12:32:50 +0200

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk> writes:
>> > the problem disappeared. However, RedHat still seems to be shipping
>> > libreadline2.0 There are calls to signal() in libreadline, so it
>> > could well be the culprit.
>> Affirmative. Problem vanished when relinking with a freshly compiled
>> libreadline.a v.2.1. But there's nothing in the ChangeLog relating to
>> signal handling bugs fixed since 2.0, so it might be a question of
>> simply recompiling the library.... 

> Not so, I'm afraid. There definitely have been changes to signals.c
> and recompile doesn't change a thing. Time to push RedHat to make an
> upgraded .rpm, I think. They've got a contributed one in
> .../contrib/i386 already, I see. 

> Hmm. The silly thing installs as libreadline.so.3.0. I wonder what the
> point of that is... Means that you have to recompile R to make it use
> the new library, but it does seem to work now.

> BTW, do we have place to keep these installation related problems, so
> that we won't have to answer them over and over again? We had a
> similar item with the f2c library setup earlier and C compiler options
> on. A series of README.linux, README.hpux, etc. files might do it
> (model xfree).

Great idea!

I was already thinking about adding something to the FAQ, but a pointer
to the README.$platform files is better.

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