[Rd] Rtools version looking for C even though RTOOLS variable is pointing elsewhere

Avraham Adler avraham.adler at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 04:46:30 CET 2015

The subject line is in error, as the issue must be in "R-devel.tar.gz"
as running the same Rtools on last night's download of
R-devel_2015-03-09.tar.gz successfully navigates that error.

The error exists in R-devel_2015-03-12.tar.gz and
R-devel_2015-03-12.tar.gz and R-devel_2015-03-10.tar.gz, but not
R-devel_2015-03-09.tar.gz, so it must have been something between 09
and 10.


On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:15 PM, Avraham Adler <avraham.adler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good evening.
> Testing the most recent version of Rtools, the build stops about when text.c
> is being compiled in the tools package (just after R.Lapack). The
> compilation is looking for gcc in C:, even though RTOOLS is set for another
> drive, and the compilation has successfully run until this point. This did
> not happen last night with version 1955.
> I've uninstalled and reinstalled Rtools three times, I have
> F:/R/Rtools/gcc492_64/bin as the first entry in my path, and I do not have a
> Makevars file in my user directory that could possibly override it, so I am
> at a loss as to why this happening. The specific error is brought below.
> Thank you,
> Avi
> F:/R/Rtools/gcc492_64/bin/windres    -i dllversion.rc -o dllversion.o
> F:/R/Rtools/gcc492_64/bin/gcc -std=gnu99  -shared -s  -o lapack.dll
> lapack.def Lapack.o dllversion.o
>  -L../../../bin/x64 -lRlapack -lRblas -lR
> cp lapack.dll ../../../modules/x64/lapack.dll
> building package 'base'
> building package 'tools'
> making text.d from text.c
> C:/Rtools/gcc492_64/bin/gcc: not found
> make[4]: *** [text.d] Error 127
> make[3]: *** [mksrc-win2] Error 1
> make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
> make[1]: *** [R] Error 1
> make: *** [all] Error 2

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