[R] Compiling 1.3.1 under RH Linux

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Fri Sep 7 10:41:49 CEST 2001

On 06-Sep-2001 Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> apjaworski at mmm.com writes:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to compile R-1.3.1 under RH-7.2 Linux.  I used the old gcc
>> compiler (kgcc) and the compilation went fine.  I can start R and run some
>> rudimentary tasks with no problem.  However, when I did
>>      make check
>> I got the following error in base-Ex.Rout
>>      > fa <- file.access(dir("."))
>>      Error in file.access(dir(".")) : file.access is not implemented on
>> this system
>> Any help will be appreciated.
>> Andy
> Um, isn't 7.2 still in beta? But why use kgcc, the ordinary gcc worked
> ok with 7.1.

kgcc also works with 7.1, but I'm not sure why you would want to use it.
Although the version of gcc (2.96) that shipped with Red Hat 7.0 was
horribly broken, it has been fixed.

You can install an RPM for R-1.3.1 which is available on CRAN.  This was
compiled on 7.1, but since Red Hat are supposed to maintain binary
compatibility across point releases, it should install on 7.2.

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