[Rd] AIX & R-devel

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 8 Jun 2001 09:40:56 +0200

>>>>> Thomas Lumley writes:

> The AIX build of the development version isn't quite working due to a
> problem in the automatic symbol extraction process.

> Compilation of R itself goes fine, but then in the script tools/ldAIX4
> doesn't extract the symbols from arithmetic.o.  This is because
>   bash-2.01$ nm arithmetic.o
>   nm: arithmetic.o: 0654-206 Cannot process the symbol table.

> As a result, R_finite is not exported and the vfonts module cannot be
> built.  If the necessary symbols are added by hand to etc/R.exp then the
> rest of the build proceeds normally.

> Compiling arithmetic.c doesn't produce any errors (gcc) and the symbol
> table problem doesn't seem to happen for any other object file.

> Any ideas?

Not really.  Which nm is that, the native one or from GNU binutils?

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