[Rd] steps for problems compiling a package
cooch17 at verizon.net
Fri Jan 7 16:52:58 CET 2011
> 1) For a source package, download it and unpack the tarball.
> 2) Read the instructions: you missed the README file, which starts
> The rjags package is an interface to the JAGS library. In order to
> build a binary package, or install from source, you must have a
> matching installation of the JAGS library.
JAGS was/is already installed and functioning on the machine, so that
wasn't the source of the problem.
> You might also be unaware of
> 3) If you run
> R CMD INSTALL rjags
> then config.log will be in the rjags directory. Which is one reason
> to download and unpack the tarball: it will be in a temporary
> directory if run from install.packages() or INSTALL on the tarball.
Thanks - will give that a try. Doing the direct install from CRAN led to
the problems in the OP.
> 4) As for where to ask: see the posting guide!
I did, but often there is a substantial grey area defining some overlap
between various lists. Some of my 'R friends' managed to make completely
different recommendations as to which list was appropriate for this (and
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