[Rd] any suggestions to deal with 'Argument list too long' for a R CMD check?

Whit Armstrong armstrong.whit at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 14:17:50 CET 2008

This package built successfully on ubuntu 8.10.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions!

Since the new method (splitting the files) will fail for anyone not
using a very recent linux kernel, I think I should revert to the old
consolidated files.

I suspect there is little interest from R-core in changing the build
script to link the files incrementally (is that possible).  To my
knowledge no other packages out there have such an insane amount of


On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Whit Armstrong <armstrong.whit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the link, Prof. Ripley.
>> What I suspect is happening is that there is a link command starting with
>> 'g++' that is too long.
>> One useful ref: http://www.in-ulm.de/~mascheck/various/argmax
> interesting...
> on my system:
> [whit at linuxsvr src]$ getconf ARG_MAX
> 131072
> [whit at linuxsvr src]$
> Let me try on another machine w/ a more recent kernel before I take up
> more of everyone's time.
> -Whit

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