[Rd] Installing R-1.1.0 (PR#612)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri, 21 Jul 2000 11:32:43 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Berwin Turlach wrote:

> Dear Brian,
> >>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>   BDR> i686-pc-linux-gnu is a widely used and tested platform for R,
>   BDR> and we know that 1.1.0 and the latest patched version both pass
>   BDR> `make check' on a Debian distribution (2.2?) and RedHat 6.0 and
>   BDR> (RedHat 6.2 with gcc-2.95.2) and various others.
>   BDR> This suggests that the problem is specific to your Linux
>   BDR> installation, so can you give us more details please?
> Sure. 
> At the end of ./configure in the unpacked R-1.1.0 directory I get:
>     R is now configured for i686-pc-linux-gnu
>       Source directory:         .
>       Installation directory:   /usr/local.own
>       C compiler:               gcc  -mieee-fp -D__NO_MATH_INLINES -g -O2
>       FORTRAN compiler:         g77  -g -O2
>       X11 support:              yes
>       Gnome support:            no
>       Tcl/Tk support:           yes
> I append below the config.cache that is created.
> My system is essentially a RedHat 6.0 with a 2.2.10 kernel.
> I am using the Pentium GCC (http://www.goof.com/pcg/)
>     bossiaea:/opt/R/R-1.1.0$ which gcc
>     /usr/local.own/bin/gcc
>     bossiaea:/opt/R/R-1.1.0$ gcc --version
>     pgcc-2.91.60

I suspect a bug in that compiler, as you had problems with NAs,
and that is the only thing that seems different from known working setups.
My suggestion would be to use gcc-2.95.2, which I compiled from
source and works well for us on RH6.0.  Or even try the compiler
that comes with RH6.0 (egcs-2.91.66, I believe).


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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