math/R vs. devel/pcre

b. f. bf1783 at
Wed Feb 15 19:49:45 UTC 2012

> I had a problem rebuilding math/R this morning after updating
> devel/pcre; I'm wondering if there's something obvious (to folks
> other than me) that I did incorrectly.


>gcc46 -std=gnu99 -export-dynamic -fopenmp -Wl,-rpath=/usr/local/lib/gcc46 -o R.bin > Rmain.o -L../../lib -lR -lRblas
> ../../lib/ undefined reference to `_pcre_valid_utf8'
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> *** Error code 1

I can reproduce this without portmaster.  The pcre ABI changed with
pcre 8.30, and R may need to be patched in order to use it -- or there
may be a problem with the pcre port.  I will look into this.  In the
meantime, you will probably be able to build R by selecting
WITHOUT_PCRE_PORT, so that the version of pcre that is bundled with R
is used, rather than devel/pcre.

Thank you for reporting the problem.  However, in the future, if you
believe there is a problem with R, please send a message directly to
me (the port maintainer, bf at, so that I will see it


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