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

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Tue, 17 Oct 2000 12:13:18 +0200 (CEST)

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> 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 ...

Sounds like a good plan to me.

Are there *UNIX* systems without -lm?

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