[Rd] build errors in configure script (PR#697)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
16 Oct 2000 11:35:52 +0200

Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:

> > the lack of '-lm' in the Macintosh OS X / Dylan release seems to play
> > a bit of havoc w/ the build. For example, the test for libf2c.a fails,
> > not because the library is missing, but because -lm is missing. (the
> > configure looks a little like it wants to check for it but it doesn't
> > really need to)
> > i fixed it temporarily by majing a null libm.a, but i suspect this
> > should really be changed in the configure script
> Do I understand this correctly that there is no libm.a on the above
> platform?  What is used instead?
> I think we could fix the problem, by first checking for libm.a (which we
> do lateron anyway), and then do the Fortran checking.

Maybe we should wait for MOSX to come out of beta before changing
anything. I can imagine that more than one Unix program (to say the
least -- -lm is probably the one thing that has *never* been broken
before) would break because of this, so perhaps they want to fix it in
the OS ...

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