[Rd] R-devel cross-building

Jun Yan jyan@stat.wisc.edu
Mon Jan 6 01:16:03 2003

I was cross-building R-devel (1.7.0). The tail of the error message
from running make on a machine with makeinfo (GNU texinfo 3.12) 1.68
is at the end of this email. The same procedure went fine on a machine
with makeinfo (GNU texinfo) 4.1. 

My first guess is that the version of makeinfo is causing this. However,
this didn't happen with R-1.6.2beta. Please advise.


## tail of error message
make -f Makefile.docfiles
make[2]: Entering directory `/scratch/rcb/WinR/R-devel/src/gnuwin32'
sed -e s/@RVER@/`cut -d' ' -f1 ../../VERSION | sed -n 1p`/g -e
s/@RWVER@/rw1070/g rw-FAQ.texi | \
  makeinfo --no-headers --number-sections -o rw-FAQ
makeinfo: unrecognized option `--number-sections'
Try `makeinfo --help' for more information.
make[2]: *** [rw-FAQ] Error 4
make[2]: Leaving directory `/scratch/rcb/WinR/R-devel/src/gnuwin32'
make[1]: *** [docfiles] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/scratch/rcb/WinR/R-devel/src/gnuwin32'