[Rd] R, Macports and C++ streams
kjell.konis at epfl.ch
Thu Jul 31 11:29:07 CEST 2008
Is it possible to provide a reproducible example of your crash?
On Jul 30, 2008, at 6:32 PM, Ernest Turro wrote:
> On 30 Jul 2008, at 15:46, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>> On Jul 30, 2008, at 9:45 , Ernest Turro wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> R on Macports relies on GCC 4.3 to build packages. I find that
>>> packages with shared objects that use C++ streams crash R if
>>> they're compiled using Macports' gcc43, but work fine if compiled
>>> in exactly the same way using Apple-supplied GCC 4.2. Has anyone
>>> here had the same issue/know what is causing this problem?
>> Using compilers from MacPorts and similar suites (Darwin ports, Fink
>> etc.) is strongly discouraged (and outright not supported by the
>> CRAN binary) since they have been known to be badly broken in the
>> past and when whenever tested so far they were incomplete and
>> incompatible. You have to re-compile R yourself with those tools
>> (and you're entirely on your own) if you really want to use them.
>> CRAN binaries work only with Apple's gcc branches, if you want to
>> use anything else, you have to follow the unix R instructions and
>> compile everything from sources.
> Dear Kjell,
> As you can see above, your R port on Macports appears to be broken and
> has a reputation of having been broken for a while. I for one have
> experienced odd problems as described above. To avoid further issues
> with unsuspecting Macports users, perhaps it would be good to pull the
> port from the repository until a decent level of reliability can be
> provided ?
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