[Rd] [R] Problem loading library Matrix on Solaris machine

Gerrit Eichner Gerrit.Eichner at math.uni-giessen.de
Thu Aug 19 11:49:57 CEST 2004

Dear R-devel list members,

after having contacted Douglas Bates (author of package Matrix) he
suggested to ask this list for assistance with the following problem:

After having under

> version
platform sparc-sun-solaris2.9
arch     sparc
os       solaris2.9
system   sparc, solaris2.9
major    1
minor    9.1
year     2004
month    06
day      21
language R

successfully installed the Matrix package

> packageDescription( "Matrix")
Package: Matrix
Version: 0.8-10
Date: $Date: 2004-07-07 13:23:11 -0500 (Wed, 07 Jul 2004) $
Packaged: Wed Jul 7 14:22:56 2004; bates
Built: R 1.9.1; sparc-sun-solaris2.9; 2004-08-18 14:25:48; unix
-- File: /usr1/soft/R-1.9.1/lib/R/library/Matrix/DESCRIPTION

by using

> options(CRAN = "http://cran.r-project.org/")
> install.packages("Matrix")

the attempt to load the library failed:

> library( Matrix)
Error in dyn.load(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now)) :
unable to load shared library
  ld.so.1: /usr1/soft/R-1.9.1/lib/R/bin/R.bin: fatal: relocation error:
file /usr1/soft/R-1.9.1/lib/R/library/Matrix/libs/Matrix.so: symbol isinf:
referenced symbol not found
Error in library(Matrix) : package/namespace load failed

Are we missing anything obvious? Is anybody able to point me to a
(We do not have the problem on a Linux machine, so it does not seem to be
an installation error made by us, but is apparently due to our Solaris
system libraries.)

Thank you for any help!

 Best regards  --  Gerrit

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