Compile R 3.2.2 on AIX 6.1

Here are my notes compiling 64-bit R 3.2.2 on AIX 6.1. As a pre-requisite, read the AIX notes from R-admin. Like the notes, I had GCC installed from here by our admin, along with many other pre-requisites. These were installed prior to compiling R. Note that you could grab newer versions of each package by going to http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/ (needed for R-dev).

## list of packages

http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/info/info-5.2-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/less/less-458-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/screen/screen-4.0.3-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/parallel/parallel-20140122-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

http://www.bullfreeware.com/download/bin/1464/readline-6.2-3.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.bullfreeware.com/download/bin/1465/readline-devel-6.2-3.aix6.1.ppc.rpm

http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gmp/gmp-5.1.3-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gmp/gmp-devel-5.1.3-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/mpfr/mpfr-3.1.2-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/mpfr/mpfr-devel-3.1.2-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libmpc/libmpc-1.0.2-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libmpc/libmpc-devel-1.0.2-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gcc/gcc-4.8.2-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gcc/gcc-c++-4.8.2-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gcc/gcc-cpp-4.8.2-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gcc/gcc-gfortran-4.8.2-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gcc/libgcc-4.8.2-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gcc/libgomp-4.8.2-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gcc/libstdc++-4.8.2-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gcc/libstdc++-devel-4.8.2-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm

http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libiconv/libiconv-1.14-2.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

## conversting unicode, ascii, etc; aix version is not compatible with
R

http://download.icu-project.org/files/icu4c/54.1/icu4c-54_1-AIX7_1-VA2.tgz

## dependency for unicode support; just need to extract to root /
http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/make/make-4.1-1.aix5.3.ppc.rpm ##
need the gnu version of make

## libm
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=72e62875-0603-4d93-a9bf-9d80c6cdc6ea
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1fileset-1318926131

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/aix/service.html ## jre

http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libpng/libpng-1.6.12-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libpng/libpng-devel-1.6.12-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libjpeg/libjpeg-9a-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libjpeg/libjpeg-devel-9a-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/icu/icu-gcc-4.8.1.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/icu/libicu-gcc-4.8.1.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/icu/libicu-gcc-devel-4.8.1.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/icu/libicu-gcc-doc-4.8.1.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gdb/gdb-7.8.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/expat/expat-2.1.0-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/curl/curl-7.27.0-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/curl/curl-devel-7.27.0-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libxml2/libxml2-2.9.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libxml2/libxml2-devel-2.9.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/ncurses/ncurses-5.9-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/ncurses/ncurses-devel-5.9-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gdbm/gdbm-1.11-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/gdbm/gdbm-devel-1.11-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libtool/libtool-1.5.26-2.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libtool/libtool-ltdl-1.5.26-2.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/libtool/libtool-ltdl-devel-1.5.26-2.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/zlib/zlib-1.2.8-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/zlib/zlib-devel-1.2.8-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/bzip2/bzip2-1.0.6-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/bzip2/bzip2-devel-1.0.6-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/pcre/pcre-8.37-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/pcre/pcre-devel-8.37-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

#### python

http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/python-setuptools/python-setuptools-0.6.24-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/python/python-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/python/python-devel-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/python/python-libs-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/python/python-test-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/python/python-tools-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm


http://www.oss4aix.org/download/RPMS/python/tkinter-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm

Add /opt/freeware/bin to PATH.

Now, download the R source tarball, extract, and cd.

Next, update src/main/dcf.c from the R-dev as a bug that causes readDCF to segfault when using install.packages; no need to do this for future versions of R. Then apply this patch from here to fix the following error:

gcc -maix64 -pthread -std=gnu99 -I../../../../include -DNDEBUG
-I../../../include -I../../../../src/include -DHAVE_CONFIG_H
-I../../../../src/main -I/usr/local/include  -mminimal-toc    -O2 -g
-mcpu=power6  -c gramRd.c -o gramRd.o

gcc -maix64 -pthread -std=gnu99 -shared -Wl,-brtl -Wl,-G -Wl,-bexpall
-Wl,-bnoentry -lc -L/usr/local/lib -o tools.so text.o init.o Rmd5.o
md5.o signals.o install.o getfmts.o http.o gramLatex.o gramRd.o -lm
-lintl

make[6]: Entering directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src/library/tools/src'

mkdir -p -- ../../../../library/tools/libs

make[6]: Leaving directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src/library/tools/src'

make[5]: Leaving directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src/library/tools/src'

make[4]: Leaving directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src/library/tools'

make[4]: Entering directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src/library/tools'

installing 'sysdata.rda'

Error: Line starting 'Package: tools ...' is malformed!

Execution halted

../../../share/make/basepkg.mk:150: recipe for target 'sysdata' failed

make[4]: *** [sysdata] Error 1

make[4]: Leaving directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src/library/tools'

Makefile:30: recipe for target 'all' failed

make[3]: *** [all] Error 2

make[3]: Leaving directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src/library/tools'

Makefile:36: recipe for target 'R' failed

make[2]: *** [R] Error 1

make[2]: Leaving directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src/library'

Makefile:28: recipe for target 'R' failed

make[1]: *** [R] Error 1

make[1]: Leaving directory '/sas/data04/vinh/R-3.2.2/src'

Makefile:59: recipe for target 'R' failed

make: *** [R] Error 1

Hopefully, this patch will make it to R-dev so that it is no longer needed for future versions of R.

export OBJECT_MODE=64
export CC="gcc -maix64 -pthread"
export CXX="g++ -maix64 -pthread"
export FC="gfortran -maix64 -pthread"
export F77="gfortran -maix64 -pthread"
export CFLAGS="-O2 -g -mcpu=power6"
export FFLAGS="-O2 -g -mcpu=power6"
export FCFLAGS="-O2 -g -mcpu=power6"
./configure --prefix=/path/to/opt ## custom location so I don't need root
make -j 16
make install
## add /path/to/opt/bin to PATH

The last step may complain about NEWS.pdf not found in a directory and a certain directory is not found in the destination. For the former, just do touch NEWS.pdf to where it’s supposed to be; for the latter, create the directory yourself.

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