[Rd] Notes on building a gcc toolchain for Rtools (but not multilib)

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 12:07:43 CET 2015

On 09/03/2015 11:02 PM, Hsiu-Khuern Tang wrote:
> Hi Duncan,
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Duncan Murdoch
> <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 09/03/2015 11:07 AM, Hsiu-Khuern Tang wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 3:50 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On 08/03/2015 10:02 PM, Hsiu-Khuern Tang wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> [This is a follow-up to the "New version of Rtools for Windows" thread
>>>>> in January, but I just subscribed and don't know how to reply to an
>>>>> old thread -- my apologies.]
>>>> I am planning to put a new Rtools online today that uses a different
>>>> build of gcc 4.9.2.  I will be concentrating on getting it to work with
>>>> all the external libraries before the 3.2.0 release next month.  I'm not
>>>> planning to try to get it to work with R-patched, and I expect it won't:
>>>>  I needed to make a number of patches to R-devel for compatibility.
>>> I also worked off R-devel (I said wrongly that it was R-patched in my
>>> original post) and benefited from your compatibility changes.
>>> I look forward to the new Rtools and will test it by compiling some
>>> packages.
>> It's now on the main site at CRAN, and should propagate to the mirrors
>> reasonably quickly.  I'm hoping that tomorrow's R-devel build will use it,
>> but there may be some last minute problems.
> Is the new Rtools at
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/Rtools/Rtools33.exe?  I'm still
> getting "Error 404 object not found".

There were some permission problems on the file for a while yesterday;
perhaps the index page got propagated but the actual file didn't.

Duncan Murdoch

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