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what's the feeling of compiling R by oneself?

(2019-12-12)多年以后真正需要 compile 时, 放狗一搜,人家早就把教程准备好了。只需要一行命令,sudo apt-get build-dep r-base,就全部搞定了。不过我还是犯了一定要挑选最合适 option 的老毛病,最终确定为./configure --prefix=$HOME/.local/R-3.6.1 --with-blas --with-lapack --enable-memory-profiling

当时正是钻研鸟哥的时候,Ubuntu 自带的 R 有点旧,我又没找到好用的添加 apt repository 的教程,于是就开始尝试自己编译 R。果然问题百出,不过最后好容易完成的时候,还挺有成就感的。


#depends : jdk, texlive, build-essential 
tlmgr install inconsolata times courier helvetic ec xkeyval texinfo

# alternately, install r-base-dev
apt-install gfortran
apt-install zlib1g-dev libbz2-dev liblzma-dev libpcre3-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev
apt-install libreadline-dev      # --with-readline
apt-install libcairo2-dev        # --with-cairo 
apt-install libpng-dev           # --with-libpng
apt-install libjpeg-dev          # --with-jpeglib
apt-install libtiff5-dev         # --with-libtiff
apt-install libtre-dev           # --with-system-tre 
apt-install libicu-dev           # --with-ICU
apt-install libxt-dev            # --with-x
apt-install texinfo              # build info or HTML versions of the R manuals
apt-install libgtk2.0-dev        # install.packages("cairoDevice")
apt-install libxml2-dev          # install.packages("XML")
apt-install libssl-dev           # install.packages("openssl")
apt-install libcurl4-openssl-dev # install.packages("curl")

test -d R-3.4.1 || tar -x -f R-3.4.1.tar.gz
cd R-3.4.1

source $OPT/intel/mkl/bin/ intel64
MKL="-Wl,--no-as-needed -lmkl_gf_lp64 -Wl,--start-group -lmkl_gnu_thread  -lmkl_core  -Wl,--end-group -fopenmp  -ldl -lpthread -lm"

./configure --with-blas="$MKL" --with-lapack --enable-memory-profiling --enable-R-shlib --with-system-tre --prefix=$PROGRAM/R-3.4.1
make info
make pdf
make install
make install-info
make install-pdf 

cd ..
rm -r R-3.4.1

# check for possible update
apt search libbz | grep '\-dev'
apt search libpcre | grep '\-dev'
apt search libcurl | grep 'openssl\-dev'
apt search libcairo | grep '\-dev'
apt search libtiff | grep '\-dev'
apt search libgtk | grep '\-dev'

echo 'press any key to exit'
read nothing
  • --enable-lto will get error
  • --with-blas will get error (libblas-dev )
  • options using defalut value: --enable-shared, --with-tcltk
  • additional options are --enable-prebuilt-html, --disable-rpath, --with-included-gettext, etc
  • add options(bitmapType = 'cairo') to ~/.Rprofile after finish


no --enable-BLAS-shlib while compling R

.Renviron fails:

  • for R

    ~/.local/R-3.4.1/bin/R line 4

    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/path/to/opt/intel/compilers_and_libraries_2017.4.196/linux/tbb/lib/intel64_lin/gcc4.7:/path/to/intel/compilers_and_libraries_2017.4.196/linux/compiler/lib/intel64_lin:/path/to/intel/compilers_and_libraries_2017.4.196/linux/mkl/lib/intel64_lin"
  • for RStudio

    create ~/.local/bin/RStudio

    # shell wrapper for RStudio executable 
    source ${OPT}/intel/mkl/bin/ intel64
    /usr/lib/rstudio/bin/rstudio %F