R 1.6.0 beta

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth@univie.ac.at
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 22:03:31 +0200

I did a test run of compiling R 1.6.0
I got an error when compiling the recommended packages:

C:\devel\R-1.6.0\src\gnuwin32>make recommended
--- Unpacking recommended packages
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `../library/VR/DESCRIPTION'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `../library/KernSmooth/DESCRIPTION'. 
......................... some more lines for the other libraries
make: *** [unpack-recommended] Error 2

I noticed that the Makefile in gnuwin32 contains the following lines

../library/%/DESCRIPTION: ../library/RECOMMENDED/%_tgz
	@echo "---- $*"
	(cd ../library; tar zxf Recommended/$*_tgz; touch $@)

but the files in src/library/Recommended
have extensions .tar.gz

is that connected with the problem?

I compiled on win2k

Is this error my fault, did I overlook something?

A confirmation:
Now setting

options(htmlhelp=TRUE,browser="C:\\Program Files\\Internet 

in etc\Rprofile
also controls which browser is used when help is called from the menu item.

Erich Neuwirth, Computer Supported Didactics Working Group
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