[R] make check fails after base-Ex.R

Charles C. Berry cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Sun Mar 12 01:57:52 CET 2000

Dear R-help,

I tried to build the R-release version of R-1.0.0.

./configure and make seemed to go just fine.

When I ran 'make check' from $RHOME, it dumped core apparently in the 


on the last line of  base-Ex.R

I had been having some problems with a package I am building in that R
would report with "Process R segmentation violation (core dumped)" upon
q() in this and R-0.90.1 even though it seemed to do calculations that
agree with an equivalent package compiled and run under S+3.4.

So I tried to mimic base-Ex.R, viz.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/local/R/R-release/bin/R.X11
[snip banner]

> library(mva)
> q()
Save workspace image? [y/n/c]: n

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0xfefe333c in __do_global_dtors_aux ()
   from /usr/local/R/R-release/library/mva/libs/mva.so


FWIW, upon restarting R, loading mva, and setting a breakpoint at
__do_global_dtors_aux, I determined that the segfault occurs in the
third attempted 'step'

This also happens in R-0.90.1.

So what is wrong with my setup.

I have 

Solaris 7,
gcc version 2.95.1 19990816 (release) w/ g77 (binary distrn from
/usr/ccs/bin/make (Sun)

and can send my config.site, etc if it would help to sort things out.

Please advise.


Chuck Berry

--please do not edit the information below--

 platform = sparc-sun-solaris2.7
 arch = sparc
 os = solaris2.7
 system = sparc, solaris2.7
 status = Patched
 major = 1
 minor = 0.0
 year = 2000
 month = February
 day = 29
 language = R

Search Path:
 .GlobalEnv, Autoloads, package:base

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