[R] Error on installation of R-1.8 and R-1.9

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Apr 28 09:37:03 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Wei <JIM at mshri.on.ca>
>>>>>     on Tue, 27 Apr 2004 10:56:00 -0400 writes:

    Jim> Hi; 

    Jim> We have R-1.7 installed on our Sun box with Solaris 8,
    Jim> and try to install R-1.8.1 or R-1.9, after I run
    Jim> ./configure, both installation give me the error as
    Jim> following

    Jim> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jim> checking for int... yes
    Jim> checking size of int... configure: error: cannot compute sizeof (int), 77
    Jim> See `config.log' for more details.

So, why didn't you tell us what you found -- doing what the
above line tells you to do?

    Jim> ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    Jim> Any suggestions  will be greatly appreciated. 

(see above) +

I'd guess you're using a C-compiler C-library (+ Fortran...)
combination that is not correct for your version of Solaris.

This often happens when you upgrade Solaris and keep older gcc
installations (partly) around.

But we cannot help you really when you don't do your part.... 

Martin Maechler

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