[Rd] Problem building R with Sun Studio Compiler

Len Zaifman leonardz at sickkids.ca
Mon Jul 16 18:17:06 CEST 2007

I would like to Build R-2.5.1 on OpenSUSE 10.2 using the SunStudio 12

R builds and passes make check fine without optimising. However, when I try to compile with optimisation turned on
(-fast) the build gets stuck in an infinite loop  at the following point:

Sun_Studio/sunstudio12/bin/cc -m64 -shared -Kpic   -m64 -fPIC  -o grDevices.so chull.o devNull.o devPicTeX.o devPS.o
devQuartz.o init.o
mkdir -p -- ../../../../library/grDevices/libs
make[5]: Leaving directory `/export/home/leonardz/ccb/HPF/support/R-2.5.1/ss12/R-2.5.1/src/library/grDevices/src'
make[4]: Leaving directory `/export/home/leonardz/ccb/HPF/support/R-2.5.1/ss12/R-2.5.1/src/library/grDevices/src'

R is running at this point and will run for as long as I do not kill it. If I compile without    -fast the next line
in the make is:

make[3]: Entering directory `/export/home/leonardz/ccb/HPF/support/R-2.5.1/ss12/R-2.5.1/src/library/graphics'

and the entire package builds and make check verifies correctly. Any ideas on why this is happening?

The build works fine for gcc as well.

Len Zaifman
Systems Manager, Supercomputing Systems
Centre for Computational Biology
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ont. M5G 1X8
leonardz at sickkids.ca

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