[Rd] build buglet

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 21:47:30 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> >> assume it is "C" that is used by R CMD build?
> >Depends on your Perl installation, perhaps. I would expect it to
> >recognize locales if it is recent.
> I'm using Perl 5.004_04 built for sun4-solaris.

Um. Pretty old. May not be built with locale support then. (The current
version, 5.6.0, is two `major' versions on.)

> >It is more likely that your shell
> >is not using the locale sort.  I'd set LANG=C LC_ALL=C via your
> >Makefile, script, whatever.
> Should I be doing a sort to get the result of Rdindex into the same order as "R
> CMD build" gets? I can't seem to get Rdindex to recognize any locale settings.

The shell expands the * before Rdindex ever gets hold of it. And what it
does re locales is an installation default (assuming it is a Solaris shell
not bash or tcsh, for both of which NLS support is optional).


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