[Rd] Matrix package: compilation error

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at gwdg.de
Sat Mar 31 19:03:44 CEST 2007

Trying to compile the package Matrix_0.9975-11.tar.gz with newest 
R-2.5.0 alpha (2007-03-31 r40986) on FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT (i386) I get 
the following error:

R CMD INSTALL Matrix_0.9975-11.tar.gz
* Installing to library '/usr/local/lib/R/library'
* Installing *source* package 'Matrix' ...
** libs
** arch -
"Makefile", line 10: Missing dependency operator
"Makefile", line 12: Need an operator
"Makefile", line 14: Need an operator
make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
ERROR: compilation failed for package 'Matrix'
** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/library/Matrix'

Under FreeBSD I have installed the LAPACK package (3.0.2) with library 
at location


Is it possible that the Makefile of package Matrix fails because of that?

Any help is appreciated,
Rainer Hurling

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