[Rd] problem building R 2.9.1 from source on RHEL 4 (x86_64)

William Bulley web at umich.edu
Thu Jul 23 17:34:00 CEST 2009

I am building from source on RHEL 4 and have run into a
problem while running "make check":

   running code in 'lapack.R' ...make[3]: *** [lapack.Rout] Error 1
   make[3]: Leaving directory `/opt/R/R-2.9.1/tests'
   make[2]: *** [test-Specific] Error 2
   make[2]: Leaving directory `/opt/R/R-2.9.1/tests'
   make[1]: *** [test-all-basics] Error 1
   make[1]: Leaving directory `/opt/R/R-2.9.1/tests'
   make: *** [check] Error 2

I don't know the first thing about R as an application.  The
"./configure" and "make" steps succeeded without error.  I got
a warning about not being able to build "info" and "HTML"
documents.  This is due to an older version (4.5) of makeinfo.
I asked, and our developers think they don't need "info" or
"HTML" documentation.  They are okay with man pages.  However,
there may be other problems from any older libraries or other
missing software.

I asked Kurt Hornik about this.  Here are his comments:

According to Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu.ac.at> on Sun, 07/19/09 at 12:02:
> You have:
> BLAS_LIBS = -L$(R_HOME)/lib$(R_ARCH) -lRblas
> LAPACK_LIBS = -L$(R_HOME)/lib$(R_ARCH) -lRlapack
> so you really use the BLAS and LAPACK code that comes with R ...
> so I am somewhat clueless on this.
> Perhaps you can ask on the r-devel mailing list whether others
> have had similar problems?

Can anyone shed any light on this problem?  Thanks in advance.



William Bulley                     Email: web at umich.edu

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