[Rd] Question on trying to build R 2.11.1 on Tru64(aka OSF1) system

Peter Dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 00:30:03 CEST 2010

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Ah, so configure has chosen /bin/ksh as the shell, and that does not 
> like this sh syntax on your system.  Try setting R_SHELL=/bin/sh when 
> configuring (or the path to bash, if you have that).
> Alternatively, use ${1+@} in Rcmd.in (we have that as a workaround in 
> R.sh.in).

We even do it using @OSF_SH_BUG@, which would probably be a good idea to
clone in Rcmd.in. On the other hand, the use of ${@} in Rcmd.in goes
back to at least 2002, which is a bit puzzling. Did OSF really not get
tested since then??

Peter Dalgaard
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Phone: (+45)38153501
Email: pd.mes at cbs.dk  Priv: PDalgd at gmail.com

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