[Rd] 2.3.0 make install fails on solaris

Darin Perusich Darin.Perusich at cognigencorp.com
Wed May 10 22:32:19 CEST 2006

hello r development team,

i'm building R 2.3.0 on solaris and when i run the 'make install' i'm 
getting a syntax error during the "installing etc ..." which causes the 
installation to fail. i get this error whether i use gnu-make of 
sun-make, see the error and reasons below.

gmake[1]: Entering directory `/export/medusa/darin/build/R-2.3.0/etc'
installing etc ...
/bin/bash: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `;'
/bin/bash: -c: line 1: `for f in ; do  /opt/csw/bin/ginstall -c -m 644 
${f} "/export/home/darin/build/R-2.3.0/cswstage/opt/csw/lib/R/etc";  done'
gmake[1]: *** [install] Error 2
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/export/medusa/darin/build/R-2.3.0/etc'
gmake: *** [install] Error 1

in etc/Makefile if i comment lines 60-62 make install continues without 
incident, here are those lines.

         @for f in $(EXPORTFILES); do \
           $(INSTALL_DATA) $${f} "$(rhome)/$(subdir)"; \

this has changed from R-2.2.1.

diff etc/Makefile ../R-2.2.1/etc/Makefile"

<       @for f in $(EXPORTFILES); do \
 >       @for f in $(OBJECTS) $(EXPORTFILES); do \

should i open a bug for this issue? i'm also curious as to if this has 
come up on other platforms.

Darin Perusich
Unix Systems Administrator
Cognigen Corporation
395 Youngs Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221
darinper at cognigencorp.com

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