[Rd] Compiling R-devel under Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 10 22:59:37 CET 2007

You have an old snapshot.  R-devel r40430 seems fine.

You could have looked at the refman.log for informative output (no need to 
speculate: it was a help file that was provisional at the time).  Please 
don't expect all aspects of R-devel to work on all platforms at all times: 
It is

    R version 2.5.0 Under development (unstable)

On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, apjaworski at mmm.com wrote:

> Hello there,
> I have a habit of compiling R-patched and R-devel every few days.
> Recently, I noticed the following problem:
> I downloaded both versions with Revision: 40421, Last Changed Date:
> 2007-01-09.  R-patched compiles with no problem.  R-devel compiles fine but
> when it starts to make PDF documentation it generates the following (tail
> of the "make distribution" output):
> ! pdfTeX warning (dest): name{Rfn.survival} has been referenced but does
> not ex
> ist, replaced by a fixed one
> <C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmti10.pfb>{8r.enc}<C:/local/MiKTeX/fon
> ts/type1/urw/times/utmbi8a.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/ams/cmbsy7.
> pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmbx10.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/t
> ype1/bluesky/cm/cmmib10.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmr5.pfb><C
> :/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/urw/courier/ucrro8a.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1
> /bluesky/cm/cmmi5.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmr7.pfb><C:/loca
> l/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmex10.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky
> /cm/cmmi7.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmr10.pfb><C:/local/MiKTe
> X/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmsy7.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmmi
> 10.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmsy10.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/font
> s/type1/urw/times/utmri8a.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/urw/courier/ucrr8a.p
> fb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/urw/courier/ucrb8a.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/t
> ype1/urw/times/utmr8a.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/urw/helvetic/uhvr8a.pfb>
> <C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/urw/times/utmr8a.pfb><C:/local/MiKTeX/fonts/type1/
> urw/times/utmb8a.pfb>
> Output written on refman.pdf (1447 pages, 6487470 bytes).
> Transcript written on refman.log.
> make[2]: *** [refman.pdf] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [manuals] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/andyj/R-devel/src/gnuwin32'
> make: *** [distribution] Error 2
> It looks like the first version of refman.pdf gets generated fine and
> something happens when it needs to run makeindex.  I tried to look at the
> Makefile.win in doc/manuals but I cannot see anything obvious there.  In
> any case, the makefiles are quite elabortae and interlinekd, so I probably
> would not know how to fix them.
> I am on Win2000.  I compile R using the Cygwin environment, but I have
> MinGW installed and its executables are first on the search path.  I am
> using MiKTeX and it is up-to-date.
> Thanks in advance,
> Andy
> PS.  I seem to remember that this happened already a few versions ago.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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