[Rd] wcstombs error when compiling package with Debian/Ubuntu

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed Feb 10 22:17:59 CET 2010


On 10 February 2010 at 22:02, cstrato wrote:
| Dear Debian/Ubuntu experts,
| For the second time users of my BioC package reported problems when 
| trying to compile it on Debian/Ubuntu.
| The error is always the same: "'wcstombs' was not declared in this 
| scope", see:
| https://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/pipermail/bioconductor/2010-February/031739.html
| https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/bioconductor/2009-August/029192.html
| Since I have no problems compiling my package on OpenSUSE11.1, MacOS X 
| and WinXP, I assume that maybe some development package may not be 
| installed?
| Do you know what might be the reason for the compilation error on 
| Debian/Ubuntu?
| Which development headers/packages (glibc-headers, glibc-kernheaders??) 
| need to be installed on Debian/Ubuntu?

There is a dedicated list for Debian / Ubuntu called r-sig-debian which is a
better target for such questions.

I have never encountered or knowingly used wcstombs, though I do have a
manual page for it.  Could you provide a small self-contained example that
works for you to see if I can build it?


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