[Rd] Re: [R] R on gentoo amd64 (gcc 3.3.3) is unstable --- no!

Diman Todorov diman.todorov at chello.at
Sun Aug 29 16:48:38 CEST 2004

My appologies, this estimation is about right,
I spent last week at COMPSTAT in prague and didn't follow the list 
Inspite of this fact I believe my posting is not entirely out of date.

Diman Todorov


You are 8 days behind the times -- take a look at the current R-devel.

On Sun, 29 Aug 2004, Diman Todorov wrote:

 > Dear Dirk,
 > I have had the exactly same problem like Ivo and his solution worked 
for me.
 > Hence the USE=f77 flag is NOT a typo but a Gentoo quirk.
 > As far as modifying the configure script is concerned, I believe that 
it is certainly
 > possible to perform said check (if 'f77 --version == f2c' then die)
 > only on x86_64 platforms.
 > And I'd argue it is f2c's fault. AMD64 linux distros have been known 
to have troubles of this sort
 > especially as far as compilers are concerned.
 > regards
 > Diman Todorov
 > On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 06:59:14AM -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 > >
 > > peter/brian:  thank you for the help.  i can now report that gentoo
 > > amd64 can compile R just fine, too; it requires the f77 USE flag 
and a
 > (Err, no such thing exists: either g77, f2c or the fort77 wrapper for 
 > > gcc compiler rebuild first, though.  I also went to gcc 3.4.1.  my
 > > segfault troubles earlier were caused by my use of f2c.
 > >
 > > suggestion: would it be possible to add a code snippet  that tests
 > > whether the user is trying to compile with f2c and if so, bombs the
 > > installation?  (if "f77 --version == f2c" then die)  I know the
 > Bad idea.
 > My Debian configuration, driven from a single configuration, is used 
 > about a dozen different platforms. One of these, m68k, has a 
 > been problematic with g77, which forces us to use f2c.
 > And despite your fears, that is working swimmingly for R as well as 
the by
 > now 40 or so CRAN packages that are in the distro too, incl the ones 
 > VR, Hmisc/Design, tseries, ... that contain Fortran code.
 > > problems are not R's fault, but it can percolate into R and it can
 > > protect people like myself.
 > I'd argue that it wasn't f2c's fault, but maybe an unlucky mix of 
parts of
 > your toolchain (gcc, binutils, libc, ...).
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