[Rd] Compilation failure on Solaris: any advice?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Dec 6 16:34:48 CET 2012

On 6 December 2012 at 16:12, Martin Maechler wrote:
| >>>>> elijah wright <elw at stderr.org>
| >>>>>     on Wed, 5 Dec 2012 14:23:51 -0600 writes:
|     > Is that a build with "good old" Studio or a build with a recent GCC?
|     > I don't have any direct comments that would be helpful to you - but let me
|     > know if you need a place to do some test builds and try to figure it out.
|     > I can certainly help you with that.
|     > [Are more Solaris-esque build slaves needed?  Someone give a shout if so...
|     > we can sponsor some infrastructure there.]
| `` shout! ''


| as long we (R community at large "in principle", de facto,
|    	    AFAIK, Prof Brian Ripley) 
| can have a Solaris testbed for CRAN which is reflected in the
| CRAN package check, it would be really great if someone provided
| a "Solaris-builder" server similar to the
| win-builder.r-project.org one that Uwe (and his Depaertment/
| University) provides. 

In a world with finite resources in terms of coding time and attention span,
should we not provide such resources first for OS X and Linux?  But maybe we
need some empirics first so that we can rank-order compilers by relevance.

I for one get more error emails from Intel icc users (say, two a year) than
from Solaris users (probably about one or two, over all these years; and yes
I excluded the CRAN maintainers here).

That said, we do have a concrete offer for help from Elijah which should a)
be commended ("nice job!") and used but b) we should maybe try to think about
what other resources would help.


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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