[Rd] R-1.2.3 OSF precompiled binary doesn't run under DU4.0D (PR#964)

paul@gromit.dlib.vt.edu paul@gromit.dlib.vt.edu
Fri, 1 Jun 2001 17:47:12 +0200 (MET DST)

Full_Name: Paul Mather
Version: 1.2.3
OS: Digital Unix 4.0D
Submission from: (NULL) (

The precompiled binary for "osf4.0" distributed via CRAN does not run under
Digital Unix 4.0.  The error given is:

Fatal error: The X11 shared library could not be loaded.
  The error was dlopen: cannot load /usr/local/lib/R/bin/R_X11.so

Subsequent investigation actually reveals that the R_X11.so was linked against
libdnet.so, which is not present on standard Digital Unix 4.0D systems.  The
error is triggered by an inability to load the libdnet.so shared library.

As I understand it, libdnet provides DECnet support.  Digital Unix 4.0D systems
ship with libdnet_stub.so, which is a library of empty stub functions.

Is it possible to provide a version of R_X11.so linked against libdnet_stub.so?
Aside from this problem, the precompiled binary appears to work (i.e.,
"R -g none" runs).



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