[R] Fwd: Re: Problem installing R packages

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jul 14 17:33:52 CEST 2005

What Fortran compiler (g77) are you using, obtained from where?  See


Your lines are wrapped in ways that make parsing impossible, but my guess 
at the link line does not include -lcc_dynamic.

See also the list archives, e.g.


and of course the r-sig-mac list for the mysteries of MacOS X.  People 
seem to be moving to gcc4/gfortran on that platform.

On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, J-C. Marioni wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to install the R libraries "rmutil" and "repeated" on a Mac OS
> X version 10.4.1 (which has the latest version of the Mac Developer tools
> installed) and I am having trouble compiling the libraries.
> The error message I receive is as follows (I have only included the error
> message when I try and install the rmutil library):
> ............................
> * Installing *source* package 'rmutil' ... ** libs gcc-3.3 -no-cpp-precomp
> -I/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/include -I/usr/local/include
> -fno-common -g -O2 -c cutil.c -o cutil.o gcc-3.3 -no-cpp-precomp
> -I/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/include -I/usr/local/include
> -fno-common -g -O2 -c dist.c -o dist.o g77 -fno-common -g -O2 -c gettvc.f
> -o gettvc.o gcc-3.3 -no-cpp-precomp
> -I/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/include -I/usr/local/include
> -fno-common -g -O2 -c romberg.c -o romberg.o gcc-3.3 -no-cpp-precomp
> -I/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/include -I/usr/local/include
> -fno-common -g -O2 -c toms614.c -o toms614.o gcc-3.3 -bundle
> -flat_namespace -undefined suppress -o rmutil.so cutil.o dist.o gettvc.o
> romberg.o toms614.o -L/usr/local/lib/gcc/powerpc-apple-darwin6.8/3.4.2
> -lg2c -lSystem
>         package successfully installed ld: dist.o has external relocation
> entries in non-writable section (__TEXT,__text) for symbols: restFP saveFP
> make: *** [rmutil.so] Error 1 ERROR: compilation failed for package
> 'rmutil'
> ......................
> I contacted Jim Lindsey (the package author) who wasn't able to suggest a
> solution. Hence, does anyone have an idea what could be causing this error
> or does anyone have a Mac binary for these libraries?
> Thanks,
> John Marioni
> -- 
> John Marioni
> PhD Student
> Computational Biology Group
> Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
> University of Cambridge
> Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA
> Email: J.Marioni at damtp.cam.ac.uk
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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