[Rd] Testing R packages on Solaris Studio

Jeroen Ooms jeroenooms at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 21:52:54 CET 2015

I have setup a Solaris server to test packages before submitting to
CRAN, in order to catch problems that might not reveal themselves on
Fedora, Debian, OSX or Windows. The machine runs a Solaris 11.2 vm
with Solaris Studio 12.3.

I was able to compile current r-devel using the suggested environment
variables from "R Installation and Administration" and:

  ./configure --prefix=/opt/R-devel --with-blas='-library=sunperf' --with-lapack

All works great (fast too), except for some CRAN packages with c++
code won't build. The compiler itself works, most packages (including
e.g. MCMCpack) build OK. However packages like Rcpp and RJSONIO fail
with errors shown here:

I tried installing with GNU make, but that does not seem to be the problem

  configure.vars = "MAKE=/opt/csw/bin/gmake"

I am aware that I can work around it by compiling with gcc instead of
solaris studio, but I would specifically like to replicate the setup
from CRAN.

Which additional args/vars/dependencies do I need to make Rcpp and
RJSONIO build as they do on the CRAN Solaris server?

> sessionInfo()
R Under development (unstable) (2015-01-07 r67351)
Platform: i386-pc-solaris2.11 (32-bit)
Running under: Solaris 11

[1] C

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tcltk_3.2.0 tools_3.2.0

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