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Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:54:56 +0200
From: Daniel Cegiełka <daniel.cegielka@...il.com>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: R/GNU S: up with a couple hitches...

2012/9/15 Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com>:
> On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:08:17 +0200
> Daniel Cegiełka <daniel.cegielka@...il.com> wrote:
>
>> R requires Sun's rpc (xdr)
> Somehow that didn't seem to show up (it built "successfully")...how did you discover this?

it wasn't so difficult :)

http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html#Essential-programs-and-libraries

"An implementation of XDR is required. This is part of RPC and
historically has been part of libc on a Unix-alike: however some
builds26 of glibc 2.14 hide it. The intention seems to be that the
TI-RPC library be used instead, in which case libtirpc (and its
development version) needs to be installed, and its headers need to be
on the C include path (and configure tries /usr/include/tirpc if the
headers are not found on the standard include path). The R sources
contain a simple implementation of XDR which in recent versions can be
used on platforms with 32-bit or 64-bit long (and earlier ones will
fail to compile unless long is 32-bit)."

Daniel

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