Thank you for the advice on dealing with the undefined symbol in
Ubuntu and the pointer to the discussion of Atlas, etc. I will
experiment with alternative versions to the libraries to see what works best.
On the first point, I have identified that the following types of
file can't be located with the default installation: (a) help files
(this warning comes up when the program loads), (b) gretl logo in
Help/About dialogue, (c) sample data files (File/Open data/Sample
file) and database (File/Databases/Gretl native), and (d) sample
script files (File/Script files/Practice file). I think that there
are others, but the key seems to be the location of ./data, ./db,
./demo (probably), ./doc, ./scripts. I haven't experimented with
plugins but those may go in the wrong place too.
You may be correct about the default setup for paths under Ubuntu &
OpenSUSE - again I will experiment with alternative setups.
Sven's option works - provided that you have a Tex processor
installed, which I didn't initially - but only with respect to help
files because it forces a rebuild of the documentation. The data &
script files are still put in /usr/share
On Mon, 23 Jun 2008, Gordon Hughes wrote:
A follow-up to my previous e-mail, based on further
experimentation on compiling gretl 1.7.5 under both OpenSUSE &
Ubuntu 8.04. It seems that the only way to get a fully
functioning version of gretl using the current configuration
script is to include the option "--prefix=/usr" in the configure
command. Without that, some files get put in places where gretl
can't find them.
Which files get lost in this way?
There is an additional problem under Ubuntu 8.04...
/usr/lib/atlas/liblapack.so.3gf: undefined symbol:
Jack has responded to this one. I'll just add that it seems to me
to be a slight glitch in the Ubuntu packaging system. The package
containing liblapack.so.3gf should really have a dependency on
the gfortran package, but it doesn't.
You won't hit this issue if you use the "vanilla" lapack package,
but if you're using the "gf" atlas lapack, uninstall g77 and
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