[Rd] R-alpha_2005-03-31: make check fails on Debian 3.0

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 5 13:19:27 CEST 2005

On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Kurt Hornik wrote:

>>>>>> Bjørn-Helge Mevik writes:
>> I've just tested R-alpha_2005-03-31.tar.gz.  ./configure and make
>> ran without any apparent errors, but make check failed:

>>> ### ** Examples
>>> help.search("linear models")    # In case you forgot how to fit linear
>> Error in iconv(db[[i]][ind, ], enc, "") : 'iconv' is not available on this system
>> Execution halted
> Can you try again with a current (SVN) version of r-devel?

You will need to test this in a non-C locale.  I wondered why this was 
working on my Solaris systems without iconv, but they are all in C.
Testing in LANG=en_GB shows that the recent patches have indeed resolved 

>> The parts of the output fron ./configure that meantion "iconv" is
>> checking iconv.h usability... yes
>> checking iconv.h presence... yes
>> checking for iconv.h... yes
>> checking for iconv... yes
>> checking whether iconv() accepts "UTF-8" and "latin1"... no

That's the first time I have seen a Linux system fail that test ....

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