[Rd] some problems with r 1.5.0 on win2k
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 16:50:25 +0000 (GMT)
On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
> i managed to build r-devel 1.5.0 on win2k
> during the build, i experienced the following problems:
> 1. Failure in make when starting from scratch
> make in src/gnuwin fails at the first run because it tries to use
> Rpwd.exe. It does, however, create Rpwd.exe before it fails.
> Copying Rpwd.exe to a directory on the path the allows
> a complete pass through make.
On all my machines its makes Rpwd.exe, and then spawns a separate make
which proceeds. It should not fail.
> 3. Warning when building docs
> D:\Work\R-devel\doc\manual>make -f Makefile.win info
> makeinfo -D UseExternalXrefs R-FAQ.texi
> makeinfo -D UseExternalXrefs R-admin.texi
> makeinfo -D UseExternalXrefs R-data.texi
> makeinfo -D UseExternalXrefs R-exts.texi
> makeinfo -D UseExternalXrefs R-intro.texi
> R-intro.texi:781: warning: Info cannot handle `:' in index entry `:'.
> makeinfo -D UseExternalXrefs R-lang.texi
That's an incorrect warning from makeinfo 4.1.
> 4. after installation:
> Help -> R language (html)
> starts mozilla 0.9.9 (which is the default browser on this machine),
> but when i go to the search page and enter a search term,
> the browser does NOT jump to any other page, it stays on the search
That has worked for me, but I took that browser off as it was too flaky.
> tells one to send messages to
> but mail sent there bounces
Well, it may work by release time. The request to set up the address has
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