[Rd] having trouble building r-devel
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 8 08:48:13 CEST 2004
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 Mark.Bravington at csiro.au wrote:
> When I set PATH to start with a dot (looking at the INSTALL file section
> on "Check your path"), "make" fails again with the
> ".install_package_description" error.
> So it looks like either (i) the documentation should be changed to tell
> the user to reset the path manually (and NB the dot isn't useful for
> Windows 2000),
It was when I ran Windows 2000. What's wrong for you?
> or preferably (ii) "make" needs to temporarily change the
> search path, or to look more explicitly for the new R.exe file. Or I've
> gotten my wires crossed...
The latter. Try commenting out
# path (possibly full path) to same version of R on the host system
in MkRules. It's uncommented there from experiments with cross-compiling.
Works for me.
BTW, getting R-devel to cross-compile has been a nightmare, but has been
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