[Rcpp-devel] linking Rcpp with external GSL library

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Jan 13 17:19:02 CET 2014


On 13 January 2014 at 15:48, Florian Oswald wrote:
| sorry for crossposting this on stackoverflow, but I'm stuck. 

In the future, pick either SO or here. I'd post here.
| I need some help with a linker error I get during installation of an Rcpp
| package on a linux system where I don't have admin rights. In a nutshell, I get
| this error:
|     relocation R_X86_64_32 against `.rodata' can not be used when making a
|     shared object; recompile with -fPIC
| Well, I did that (recompile with -fPIC) but to no avail. Please have a look
| here for many more details:
| http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21094740/
| linking-rcpp-to-interp2d-gsl-type-library

As far as I can tell, Kevin Ushey's comment (made seconds ago) is spot
on. Your problem may not be with your compile your Rcpp code but rather with
the way the GSL was built on that system -- you need a dynamic library.


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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