[R] gcc version

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 28 10:45:26 CEST 2001

On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Richards, Tom wrote:

> Hello:
> 	Thus far I have only used R under NT 4.0, but recently at work we
> have acquired a new Solaris machine, on which R has just been installed.  I
> was told a while ago by Professor Ripley on this list that I need to have
> gcc version 2.95.2-1 in order to make dll's for windows.  And the "-1"
> certainly does make a difference there.  Our new Solaris machine has gcc

Just there, and actually just for the mingw32 port.

> 2.95.1 on it, and I wonder whether using that version of gcc will cause me
> problems under Solaris, using R 1.2.2 and soon R 1.2.3.  Our system guy
> tells me that getting another version of gcc may be low priority for them...
> Thanks in advance.

2.95.3 is current, but on Solaris 2.95.1 is OK. (On Linux it was not
entirely OK, and 2.95.2 was/is better.)


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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