[R] R-1.0.0 and Alpha-linux (RH 6.1)

hansel@hansel.moorhead.msus.edu hansel at hansel.moorhead.msus.edu
Mon Mar 6 01:45:43 CET 2000

R-1.0.0 still will not run on Alpha-Linux (RH 6.1).

I have two LX164 machines. One runs RH 6.0, the other RH 6.1. Only
the RH 6.1 gives problems, at least as far as I have tested.

First, R-1.0.0 compiles, installs and runs on an LX164 RH 6.0. All the
checks ran without complaint.

On the LX164 RH 6.1, it compiles and installs. Running it from the command
line or running the checks returns a floating point exception. The check
(make check) output filetests stops with only the floating point
([ctest-Ex.Rout] reports Error 136) and then
Error 2 as make backs up to the top level.

The error occurs after initialization output and somewhere before a prompt

On the 6.1 machine, I tried compiling optim.c by hand and relinking (with
make) as suggested, as suggested by one developer. Same crash, same place.

FWIW: This same pattern occurs with the netscape compaq released for alpha
Linux. It runs on RH 6.0 and not on RH 6.1 and crashes with the floating
point exception.

There are no compiler errors for R on either platform.

Compiler is egcs 2.91.66 (from gcc -v) (This is the egcs-1.1.2 release). 

The RH install is pure vanilla at this point. --No upgrades and no
libraries installed that are relevant.

(I have private mail to the effect that one other alpha machines (DS10)
work fine with Rh 6.1.)

Mark Hansel
PO Box 41
Moorhead State University
Moorhead, MN 56563
ph: 218-236-2039 fax: 218-236-2593
email: hansel at mnstate.edu
web: http://wwwcj.moorhead.msus.edu

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