[Rd] lme4 fails to install on R-1.9/FreeBSD-5.2 (PR#7007)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 23 14:30:04 CEST 2004
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(Cc:ed here, but he is on leave this summer so don't expect a fast
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 wb at arb-phys.uni-dortmund.de wrote:
> Full_Name: W.B.Kloke
> Version: 1.9.1
What about the package versions?
> OS: FreeBSD-5.2.1
> Submission from: (NULL) (126.96.36.199)
> Subject line says it. I had problems installing lme4.
Actually not (especially as there is no R-1.9). I gather you had problems
installing Matrix, and the bug you found is in Matrix.
> 1. The dependency on package Matrix was not resolved (I am not sure that this is
> really a bug; but it is annoying, anyway).
I am not sure what you mean here. It seems you did not install Matrix
first? Did you expect install.packages() to do that for you?
> 2. Installing Matrix failed with a message saying something like "no rule for
> after compiling a lot of sources and combining them into an archive. I traced
> this down to a Linuxism. I found the string _D.o in subdirectory taucs of
> Matrix. Forcing GNU make by adding MAKE=gmake to the environment of R installed
> the package successfully. I consider this a real non-portability bug.
GNUism, I suspect. There seem to be similar problems on Solaris.
make: Fatal error in reader: Makefile, line 32: Extra `:', `::', or `:='
on dependency line
Current working directory /tmp/R.INSTALL.28676/Matrix/src/taucs
I managed to get this to compile and check (apart from some
documentation problems) with
$(CC) $(ALL_CPPFLAGS) $(ALL_CFLAGS) $(TDFLAGS) -c $< -o $@
$(CC) $(ALL_CPPFLAGS) $(ALL_CFLAGS) $(TGFLAGS) -c $< -o $@
(there is no TAUCS_G to worry about).
I am sure Dr Bates will appreciate your sending him a tested patch when
you get it working.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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