[R] Building R-3.2.0 from source.
r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Sun May 10 23:52:54 CEST 2015
I am cross-posting this to r-sig-fedora (I hope that's not an egregious
sin) in the hope that doing so might provide some source of insight.
sudo yum install zlib
and was told
> Package zlib-1.2.5-7.fc17.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Likewise for "zlib-devel".
I also tried
sudo yum install bzlib
and was told
> No package bzlib available.
Likewise for "bzlib-devel".
Finally I sort of got some joy with "lzma" and "lzma-devel" --- both of
those yielded an actual installation. But it didn't help.
I re-did the configure and then the make and got the same
errors/complaints about undefined references to deflate, inflate, crc32,
Can anyone provide any guidance/suggestions about what else I could try?
I'm getting very frustrated! :-)
On 11/05/15 00:50, peter dalgaard wrote:
>> On 10 May 2015, at 14:15 , Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>> I am just now getting around to upgrading from 3.1.2 to 3.2.0 and am getting hammered by a problem which is beyond my limited capabilities of handling.
>> I executed
>> ./configure --with-tcltk --with cairo
>> which seemed to go just fine, and then did:
>> In fairly short order I started getting error messages like unto:
>>> connections.o: In function `gzcon_write':
>>> /home/rolf/Desktop/Rinst/R-3.2.0/src/main/connections.c:5469: undefined reference to `deflate'
>> There were also complaints about undefined references to inflate, crc32, deflateEnd, inflateEnd, inflateReset, inflateInit2_, deflateInit2_, compress, uncompress, and zlibVersion, many of which were issued repeatedly. It finally gave up, saying:
>>> collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
>> A bit of googling informed me (I think?) that a workaround was to configure using --without-system-pcre. This however achieved nothing in my case.
>> Can anyone point me at what I need to do to fix this? Install or update something?
>> I am running an (elderly, no-longer-supported) Fedora 17 Linux.
>> Thanks for any assistance.
> PCRE (regular expressions) won't help you with compression algorithms... If anything, it is --without-system-xz, -zlib, -bzlib that would come into play, but it would be a better idea to ensure that you do have the libraries and headers installed.
> I'm not completely up to speed on Fedora, but the order of the day is that you need to install some variation of lzma/zlib/bzlib and their -dev/-devel header files etc. Check appendix A.1 and A.2 of the R Installation and Administration manual.
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