[Rd] Error "Warning in read_symbols_from_dll(so, rarch): this requires 'objdump.exe' to be on the PATH

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 21 18:27:10 CET 2017

On 21/03/2017 17:12, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> On 19.03.2017 23:50, Christophe Genolini wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I try to compile my package kml and I get the message

[That will not be 'compiling': it may be from R CMD check, e.g. from 
wuth --as-cran in R-devel.]

>> Warning in read_symbols_from_dll(so,rarch):
>> this requires 'objdump.exe' to be on the PATH
>> I check 'Writing R Extensions' but I did not find any reference to this
>> error. Does someone know how to fix that?
> Yes: Put objdump.exe on the PATH, that executable is part of gcc and in
> its bin directoy.

Not quite: it is part of GNU Bintools, hence bundled with gcc in Rtools. 
  So is 'nm', which may appear in a similar message (and on Windows 
means 'nm.exe').

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford

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