[Rd] Trouble installing Rcpp on AIX - missing "execinfo.h"

Edward Davignon edward.davignon at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 02:00:54 CET 2014


Perhaps this will help: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-04/msg00346.html

Ed Davignon

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:13 AM, Mike Beddo <Mike.Beddo at dataventures.com>

> Greetings,
> When I try "install.packages('Rcpp')" it fails when compiling api.cpp
> (line 39). This is Rcpp 0.11.3. I searched my filesystem, and indeed I do
> not have execinfo.h anywhere. After some effort, I got R build on AIX. Now
> I am trying to build the packages I need. Rcpp is crucial.
> I first build R with the native IBM XL compilers, and Rcpp wouldn't build.
> That was because it wasn't a "GOOD COMPILER" (there's a directive in the
> Rcpp code that checks for various types of compilers). So I switched to
> building R with gcc/gfortran/g++ 4.8 and got past that point, but now
> blocked by the absence of "execinfo.h" header file.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Mike
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