Solaris make for 0.63 failing

Prof Brian Ripley Prof Brian Ripley <>
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 16:32:54 +0000 (GMT)

> Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 10:45:48 -0500
> From: Paul Gilbert <>

> I shouldn't try to do this on Monday morning. Can anyone suggest why the make
> for R 0.63 is failing for me under Solaris (SunOS 5.6).

You absolutely need GNU make, and on Solaris 2.6 you also need not to
use make-3.77 (the current version) as that has a bug which affects
this.  `They' are using features found in few makes.

Grab a copy of GNU make-3.76.1, make that and then this will work (or
at least, it does for me).

I did suggest that this be in the INSTALL file, but that is still
in the `TWO-LEVEL MAKE' days (or at least, it is on R-release, 0.63.1).

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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