libraries; Fortran / -lf2c / Slackware woes

Thomas Lumley
Wed, 20 May 1998 09:59:06 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 20 May 1998, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> I don't think your libf2c problems are related to your installation, Slackware,
> or even to Linux. I have the same trouble in RedHat and in Solaris. I think the
> problem is whether it is the responsibility of a dynamically loaded .so to
> knowing where libraries are, or if R.binary should know that. In my rather crude
> and uninformed experimentation I could not discover a way to make my .so know
> and pass along that information, so I have concluded that it must be R.binary's
> responsibility.
> I hope that the problem has been fixed in 0.62, but I wouldn't be too sure of
> that, since, as far as I know, you and I are the only ones who have been having
> this difficulty. I suspect it will become more of an issue as more fortran is
> ported.

If this is the problem it should be fixed in 0.62, since R.binary will
have to know how to find the local fortran compiler and libraries to run
itself. You can then distribute the fortran code and it will be compiled
and linked the same way as the built-in fortran. 


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