[Rd] R 1.4.0 build fails on AIX (PR#1289)

Thomas Lumley tlumley@u.washington.edu
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 12:17:29 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Dan Million wrote:

> Thanks for the reply.  I tried building without the modules package, and
> got past that point.  Now the build fails trying to link tcltk.so.  Seems
> the tclConfig.sh on my host refers to a file that does not exist
> (/opt/freeware/src/packages/BUILD/tcltk-8.3.3/tcl8.3.3/unix/lib.exp).
> I'll freely admit to being clueless about most of this.  I don't know
> anything about R; I'm just a sysadmin trying to build/install it for a
> user who needs it.

Our autodetection of tcl/tk is less reliable than most stuff, partly
because the tclConfig.sh and similar files are sometimes inaccurate.  If
your users don't need tcl/tk (which is a fairly low-level set of
facilities for writing GUIs) you can again remove tcltk from the R_PKGS
line of Makeconf, or reconfigure
   ./configure --without-tcltk

If your users do need this package then you (or they) need to track down
where tcl and tk lurk and provide this information to R. Probably the
easiest way would be to install a new version of Tcl and Tk, which should
produce an honest set of configuration files.


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