[R] RSPerl on OS X

Jan de Leeuw deleeuw at stat.ucla.edu
Thu Jul 18 23:03:39 CEST 2002

On Thursday, Jul 18, 2002, at 13:59 US/Pacific, A.J. Rossini wrote:

>>>>>> "jan" == Jan de Leeuw <deleeuw at stat.ucla.edu> writes:
>     jan> On OS X there is a difference between bundles loadable at 
> runtime
>     jan> (foo.so) and dynamic libraries used at link time (foo.dylib). 
> They
>     jan> are build with different linker flags. This creates the 
> problem what
>     jan> libR.dylib is, precisely, because obviously it is a module 
> that must
>     jan> be loaded into perl at runtime. Your perl does find 
> libR.dylib, but
>     jan> it cannot find the symbols it needs in there (it seems). 
> Since this
>     jan> will be a problem for all of the "bi-directional" OmegaHat 
> packages, I
>     jan> think
>     jan> it must be resolved in a general way by the OmegaHat team.
> Jan -
> Does libR.so get built during fink's install, then?

libR.dylib gets build if the --enable-shlib flag is set (with the
CRAN build) -- the fink install does not build the dylib (I think)

> (I noticed a few problems with SJava along those lines, but havn't
> traced down all the problems yet... one of these years I'll have
> time...).
> (on a side note to Jan -- what's the preferred approach for getting
> PVM working on OS-X?  Or can one do it?)

PVM compiles and works out of the box on OS X -- use whatever
you do in Linux.

> best,
> -tony
> -- 
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