[Rd] R-devel cross-building

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 6 09:34:02 2003

Makeinfo >= 4.0 is required to build R's documentation under Linux, and to
cross-build you have to be able to build R.  The INSTALL file does say you
need makeinfo (and I will add a version requirement).

That applies to 1.6.2beta (and 1.6.1) as well, but in those versions a
current rw-FAQ.html is shipped so you only need makeinfo to re-make the

Texinfo 3.12 is really rather old.

On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Jun Yan wrote:

> 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.

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